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Campus 


Middlebury, Vermont 


Established 1905 


Thursday, November 8,1990 


Alums return to talk about 
being gay at Middlebury 


MGLSA facilitates panel discussion ' 1 % 

By Adlai Hardin wearing bluejeans. ■ ||| «re& 

Five homosexual Middlebury Cob As one might have predicted, the 

lege alumni participated in an unprece- panelistsmadcilclearthatitisnoteasy 

dented panel discussion on Sunday in being homosexual at Middlebury. . '‘fp BJI 

Upper Proctor Loun;;e enti'U-d "Cam- "MyUpcricncc here was extremely M 

ing Back: Gay and Lesbian Alumni painful,” said Andrea Kelly '87. "I m 

Return.” think any coming out process is diffi JB 

The two lesbians and three gay men cult, but I think as a rule, if the gender 

each spoke briefly on what it was like roles are really stereotyped in a com- : -gi gi 

to be gay at Middlebury, and answered munity, then the coming out process wT 

formed the basis a wT ^e/0T pH| 

The event was sponsored by the. “For me, Middlebury was a fairly 
MiddleburyCiay Lesbian Straight Alii- claustrophobic environment," said IB} 
ance (MCI IS A) in conjunction with a David Waters '81. "It was a hard place 
nimiber of other campus organizations to start to deal witlt who you were and 
including the Center for Counciling your sexuality.” 

and Human Relations, the Office of "Through high school : thought 1 JBR 

Alumni Relations and the Women's wasalcsbian,"saidMary Bcmstein'85. aBBk *BBB6*4B 

Culture Senes. I was attracted to women. 1 had no Members of the panel from left to right: Guy Kettlehack , 73, Mary Bernstein*85, BUI Landry'74, Andrea 

Thts was the second campus-wide mterest the guys m my class and K elly>87 and David Waters'81. Photo* Jackie Betden 

event sponsored by MGLSA this se- thought, well, when I go to college Ill 3 ■■■ -- _ 1 

mester. Several weeks ago the group find out. So I really came here trying to around campus brought back anxieties, tor to open for brunch on Sunday mom- I really didn't want to follow them. All 

organized Gay Jeans Day and asked come out, and this was not the place to nervousness and painful memories of ing prompted some familiar feelings of that terrible tension came back,” he 

members of the college community to do that.” their time as students here. Guy Ket- for him. said. 

show their support for gay rights by Several panelists said that walking llehack '73 said that waiting for Proc- “When I started to sec the kids go in, (continued on page 3) 

Light, Ginevan, Schoenfeld present college budget to SGA 

By Dawn Blalock "There's nothing about money in where that money will go. would need $1 billion in endowment when they gel old we aak them for a 

After four months of preparation and of itself which is important to “Wc arc a labor intensive instiui- and then we wouldn't need any tui- bequest,” added Schoenfeld. 

and sixteen hours of meetings with the Middlebury College. We are not a lion,” he said. “Fifty cents out of our tion.” The trustees and then President 

trustees. President Timothy Light, Vice bank. Wc arc not a for-profit institu- dollar is spent to pay the salaries and Since a gift on that scale is highly Robison reviewed the college's finan- 

Presidcnt for Administration andTreas tion.” said Ginevan. “Our objective is wages for people who work at theinsli- improbable the Development Office cial status in 1983 in an attempt 10 plan 

urer David Ginevan, and Director of 16 provide the top rate liberal arts odu- tution, whether you arc a student worker campaigns constantly for alumni con- for the needs and expenses for the next 

Development Michael Schoenfeld pre- cation opportunity. That requires or the president” tributions. 13 years. They came up.with the plan 

sented an explanation of the college's money.” The college budget for 1990 is “We know that if we can raise more for dorm renovations to “maintain the 

financial resources at the Student How much money? The resource approximately $70 million. That’s up money then that is going to keep the residential college atmosphere” and 

Government Association's regularly committee estimates that the compre- from $14 million in 1975. pressure on tuition down,” he said. addressed Ihe concern that faculty sala- 

scheduled Sunday meeting. hensivc fee could go as high as $35,000 “It would require a $50,000[contri- “With the alumni we ask them every ries had fallen behind those at comps- 

"As a newcomer, I think it is appro- by the year 2000. button] to the endowment to offset a$l single year for a gift. When they get rabie schools. 

priate forme to say that those who have Ginevan tried to explain exactly raise in tuition,” said Schoenfeld. “We rich we ask them for a big gift. And (continued on page 3) 

been responsible for Middlebury Col- __ # . # # 

College community experiences upswing in accidents 

better shape than many other institu- Recent graduate critically ^Authorities report high rate 

concem over rising injured in automobile wreck of alcohol-related accidents 

tuition has been great enough m recent ^ J 

years to provoke a student strike against By Adlai Hardin 1:30 a.m. Cleary was trapped in the car By Rachel Bryant the current percentage of alcohol-re- 

the 11.7% tuition hike in the spring of A Middlebury graduate who has for nearly half an hour while emer- According to an official at Porter latcd accidents accounted for by Mid- 

1989. been working at the Geonomics Insti- gency rescue personnel worked to free Medical Center's emergency room, dlcbury students is not uncommon. 

Currently, the comprehensive fee tute this fall remains in the intensive her, college administration officials approximately 9 out of every 10 acci- “TBere is no doubt in my mind that 

accounts for75 cents out of every budget care unit at the Medical Center Hospi- said. dents seen at the emergency room are more alcohol-related problems are 

dollar spent The remaining 25 percent tal in Burlington after losing control of Cleary was on her way back from alcohol-related. For the past several generated by college students (than by 

of the budget comes from the endow- hercar and hitting a tree early on Satur- visiting Lisa Makuku '90, Cleary's weekends, almost 90% of these acci- town residents]," said Kirkpatrick, 

mem income, gifts and grants, andoxher day, October 27. roommate from last year. dents have involved underage Middle- “About 75 per cent of the time we 

sources of revenue such as football Beth Cleary'90 was driving north Makuku said that Cleary had been bury College students. deal with college students, we're deal- 

games, vending machines, the Snow on Halladay Road near the junction drinking earlier in the evening, but One night last weekend, out of the ing with incidents involving alcohol,” 

BowI.andtheCrestRoom.or.asGine- with Route 7 on her way back to the dismissed the possibility that alcohol five people admitted to the emergency said Kirkpatrick, 

van said, "all the business operations of Geonomics Institute, where she has had been a factor in the accident. room for treatment, all were under Administrative Director of Ihe Par- 

the college that hopefully operate on a been living for the past several months. She suffered significant head inju- Vermonl’alegaldrinkingageof21and Ion Health Center Nancy Cutting agrees 

break even basis.” The accidentoccurred at approximately (continued on page 3) all were intoxicated. Four of there that many of the accidents they treaton 


Preliminary results of Vermont State elections ... 

(MONTEPEUER) Following elections this pan Tuesday, Vermont will have some familiar faces taking eve of business in 
Montpelier, but a newcomer will be taking care of congressional business in Washington. Here are (he results mime of press: 

Formerfoar-term Republican governor Richard Snelling defeated Democrat Peter Welch byaAvginof 52pcrcerSto 46 percenL 
_ Sneiling was governor of Vermont from 1977 to 1985. 

■ In the race for lieutenant governor. Democrat incumbent Howard Dean defeVcd 

Republican challenger Michael Bernhardt by gathering 58 percent at Ihe vote to 
Bernhardt's 39 percent. 

Secretary of Stale James Douglas and Auomey General Jeffrey Amestoy easily won 
re-election. 

But Ihe biggest news of the night was independent Benue Sanders' victory over 
Republican congressman Peter Smith With 82 percent of the vote in, Sanders was 
outdistancing Smith by a margin of 56 percent to 40 percent. 

In 1988, Smith defeated Sviden by t margin of 41 percent to 38 percent. 

Senders said Vermont could be the leader inapolitlcal revolution. He said Ms victory 
Tuesday is not die end, but the beginning. 

"I'm to proud llut the people of Vermont bad the coorage to gooulstde the mbtianal 
two-party system, to sunt up to the presidem, the vice-preddem and die antkinviaaal 
cotponsiont," he said. (Wirt KtporU) 




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The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8,1990 







SOS sponsors forum on abortion 


By Chad Bryant 


Student Dies After domUtor y recently, but rc 

_ lease their names until the 

WiU Lacrosse tion is completed. Thestu. 

Initiation Rite ‘f* 561 a couch ?«“ in t 

of the east wmg of Moulder 
Nicholas Haben. a first-year stu- housed almost two hundn 
dent at Western Illinois University, Students began to return toi 
was found dead in a dormitory room parts of the dormitory last 
the morning after a hazing incident Twenty students were i 
performed by the members the the jttred as a result of the blazi 
university's lacrosse club. Alcohol last week, four were still h 
poisoning was determined by an with severe bums. One of i 

autopsy to be the cause of death. suffered a fractured vertet 
Nine first-year players, including - suit of jumping from a 
Haben, had been forced to take part window. First-year stut 

in an initiation rite that consisted of a Young is still listed in cri 

drinking relay and various other ac- tion. 

tiyides involving alcohol. One of 

these activities involved the con- C l t Vi 

sumption of what upperclass students CSnCtOll r OOI 

on the team refer to as “rookie juice," Teait! Abandons 


Variety of opinions represented infilled Hepburn Lounge 

By Mariette Johnson 

Students Organizing Students 
(SOS) held an open forum on abortion- 
related issues last Thursday night which 
filled Hepburn Lounge. The forum, 
intended to be an open discussion, 
turned into a debate towards the end. 

SOS is a group that supports the 
reproductive rights of women. The tion.” 

forum was organized to raise aware- Banning abortion, she added, “in 
ness about abortion-related issues and 
to engage the three active student or¬ 
ganizations in an exchange of ideas. 

Professor of Anthropology, David 
Andrews acted as mediator for the 


“Thepro-choicepositionisaccom- Christina Swenson '91, a member 
modating," said founder of Middle- of the Christian Fellowship, stressed 
bury Students for Choice Mary Beth that her stance was only “one Christian 
Dingledy '91. “It accommodates the perspective,” and that she did not seek 
right-to-lifers in the sense that they tobcthesolerepresentativeofthcpro- 
don't have to have an abortion if they life movement, 
don’twantto.yetitencompassesthose “I also believe that life is precious 
people who do wish to have an abor- and important, that life of the woman 

and of the child in an-abortion situation 
is precious, and I believe that we all 
fringes on constitutional rights. have to be more educated on what kind 

“It's my body and if I choose to of choices we do have to make,” she 
make a decision to have an abortion, I said. 

should be able to make that choice.” President of Middlcbury College 

Right to Life Eleonora Holley '93 slated 
that she is fighting for the life of the 
unborn. 

“1 believe that life for everyone is a 
struggle, but I think often wc take this 
for granted. I think that death itself is a 
struggle. 1 choose to snuggle for the 
life of the unborn. In many ways, to 
ignore the unborn's existence is todeny 
our own right to speak out tonight,” she 
said. 

Another panel member was David 
O’Hara '91, who stated that his stance 
combined ideas from both beliefs. 

“My opinions are both pro-life and 
pro-choicesincelcan't fully subscribe 
to the positions of either extreme 
group,” he said. “I believe abortion is 
morally wrong, and at the same time an 
almost necessary evil.” 

An audience member asked the 
panel how one can determine when the 
fetus is to be considered a baby, A pro¬ 
life panelist stated that the scientific 
definition uflifc begins at conception. 

Schaefer said that she felt that the 
scientific stance is a dangerous one for 
the focus is on the fetus rather than on 
(continued on page 3) 

De Pauw University students stage silent 
protest of Bush 9 s Civil Rights Bill veto 

Greencastle,IN(NSNS)Protesting know he sensed how passionately we The committee plans more demon- 
Prcsident Bush's vctooftheCivil Rights all felt on the issue.” strations in front of politicians visiting 

Bill, more than 90 students at DePauw Following the protest, Branson and DcPauw.“Wcdon’tnecd violence, and 

University in Indiana indicated their the other student demonstrators joined wedon’tnccdtovocallyharass,”Bran- 
objections silently during a speech by in forming the Committee for Civil sonconcludcs.“Wcwanltopickcland 
Vice President Dan Quayle on October Rights, to act as a cohesive campus be together as a silent force for civil 


“My opinions are both pro-life and pro-choice 
since / can’t fully subscribe to the positions of 
either extreme group,” he said. “I believe 
abortion is morally wrong, and at the same time 
an almost necessary evil” 


a concoction of beer, schnapps, 

tomato paste, and Tabasco sauce. lrflultlOIl 

The lacrosse team, which is only A tradition at Carleton College in 
a club sport, has been suspended which members of the football team 
pending ahearingbytheunivenity's pick the most attractive first-year fe- 
Council on Student Welfare. Twenty male student and appoint a member of 
of the students involved with the the team to attempt to date her has been 
incident now face possible expul- halted because the woman chosen this 
sion by the university, and a Western year objected to the practice. 

Illinois University official said that '1 was really surprised to find such 

the results of their investigation will a sexist, ffatemalistic tradition on 

be turned over to the County State’s campus," said Alyssa Whitehead. 

Attorney. Administrators were appalled at the 

practice. 

“The football team is making aclaim 
on her,” said college chaplain Jewclnel 
Davis. “It's an intimidating and de¬ 
meaning thing to have happen.” 

Kara Austin, a sophomore who's 
VandalsattheState University of number came up last year said, “Noone 
New York st Buffalo broke into the ever approached me like I was just a 
University's School ofMedicine and sexual object. But when I walked past 
Biomedical Sciences and released football players in the the dining hall, I 
approximately 750 laboratory ani- knew they would be talking about me. 
mats,university officials said. While It made me feel uncomfortable.” 
animals from 10 experiments were The team attempted to formally 
recoveredandidentified,twoexperi- apologize to the student body in an 
ments had to be abandoned and will editorial letter written in the campus 
have to be repeated. newspaper. 

One of the experiments that must “The tradition was all a mockery 
bescianjed.undertakenbyDr.Pha- and was not intended to be taken seri- 


seven-member panel and the students member, described herself as a “frcc- 
in attendance. The panel consisted of .thinking, self-determining woman, 
three students representing pro-choice “My definition of human fife is in 
beliefs, three students representing pro- terms of what l know it to be—a fully 

fife beliefs and one student uncommit- functioning beingcapablcof independ- 

ted to either side. ent existence,” she said. 

Representing one pro-choice opin- Schaefer said that her definition of 
ion was Felitia Hancock '93, who existencedid not include fetuses in the 
stressed the importance of education first three months of pregnancy, 
about abortion, birth control, and safe “Anti-abortionists even with the best 

sex in her opening statement. of intentions will in the end succeed in 

“Wc should focus our attention on relegating women to the position of 
educating the young people today who breeders,” she said . 

have not become sexually active. We Vice-Presidentof Middlcbury Col- 

should make sure that these people lege Right to Life Rose Rccchia '93 
know that abstinence is the best policy expressed her belief in the value of the 
and ifthcy’renot going to abstain then unborn child, 
they should use birth control,” said “I want to dispel the myth that pro- 
Hancock. fife is anti-woman,” said Rccchia. 


SUNY Buffalo 
Vandals Destroy 
Research 







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Thursday, November 8,1990 


TheMtddkbury Campus 



Freshmen seminars not to count toward requirements 

Faculty also look at first-year student advising; students express dissatisfaction 


By Hilary Seiden 
At the second consecutive faculty 
meeting in which the freshmen semi¬ 
nar program was discussed, faculty 
members agreed Monday that fresh¬ 
men seminars will not be used to sat¬ 
isfy the college distribution require¬ 
ment. At their previous meeting a 
month ago, the faculty had discussed 
the quality of advising of the seminar 
program. 

With twenty seven faculty mem¬ 
bers voting against the motion, the 


decision to deny credit towards distri¬ 
bution requirements for freshman 
seminar courses was not unanimous. 
Several faculty members argued that 
there' are so many requirements for 
students to fulfill before graduation in 
addition to to major requirements that 
the freshman seminar should help 
towards meeting distribution require¬ 
ments. 

Political science professor Paul 
Nelson spoke on behalf of his depart¬ 
ment, which was unanimously opposed 


Gay Panel 

(continued from page 1) 

In spite of the serious nature of the 
topicunder discussion, the atmosphere 
of the event was decidedly lighthearted 
and informal. The crowd of between 80 
and 100 people was clearly friendly 
toward the panel, and on a number of 
occasions the speakers had the audi¬ 
encelaughing. 

“Middlebury is a really straight 
place,” Keltlchack said. “Part of my 
discomfort at walking into Proctor was 
that there were a lot of really healthy 
looking blond, blue eyed, well scrubbed 
kids, and I just didn’t relate when I was 
here. I mean, I took a shower today, but 
I really didn't feel like I was made of 
the same cloth.” 

But Kettlehack said that he did not 
resent Middlebury College for the 
trauma he underwent as a student here, 
and in fact, said that he has "come to 
develop an affection for Middlebury.” 

“I d id feel terribly isolated here and 
terribly alone. Bull think that had more 
to do with the process that I was going 
through as an individual than it did 
wilhMiddlcbury. I don’t know thalmy 
life would have been better had I gone 
to NYU or Columbia." 


Kettlehack has written a book en¬ 
titled Easing the Ache, which he says is 
in many ways a product of his experi¬ 
ence as a gay man. 

The panelists fielded questions re¬ 
lating to AIDS, the effect of homo¬ 
sexuality on geuing and keeping a job, 
and advice to gay students. 

None of the panelists had experi¬ 
enced discrimination in the workplace- 
due to being gay. All of them empha¬ 
sized that AIDS represents a serious 
problem for both gay and straight 
people, and as one speaker Said, “the 
strongest weapon" for everyone is to 
“get informed.” They also advised the 
audience to “reach out to those who 
didn’tcome”totheevcntbypulting ar¬ 
ticles in school publications and “dis¬ 
creetly contacting” people who might 
need support and acceptance. 

“I’m really encouraged at the turn¬ 
out here and that Middlebury has a gay- 
lesbian-straight alliance,” Bernstein 
said. “I’m glad that Middlebury now 
has some structural ways in order for 
people to be comfortable." 

“Nothing is going to get solved by 
this or any other group. It’s hard to 
grow up, whether you’regayorstraight. 
It’s hard to have relationships,” Kcl- 
tlehauk said. 


\ 


to the motion. 

“Students already have enough 
separate requirements, and the divi¬ 
sions are adequate to judge if a fresh¬ 
man seminar given by a faculty meih- 
ber of that division, should be granted 
divisional credit,” he said. 

Nelson said that those seminars that 
do meet divisional requirements should 
be awarded credit. 

Other faculty members said the issue 
could not be easily resolved and that 
instead of being given divisional labels 
interdisciplinary breadth should be 
encouraged. 

“There are a number of freshman 
seminars which cover a variety of top¬ 
ics and cannot be neatly classified into 
a particular division,” said Professor of 
Biology Randall Landgrcn. Landgren 
is the coordinator of the freshman semi¬ 
nar program. 

Landgrcn disagreed with Nelson’s 
contention that those freshman semi¬ 
nars which do fall into a specific divi¬ 
sions be counted towards Ific comple¬ 
tion of a requirement. 

“If the freshman knew that there 
were certain seminars for which they 
would not be receiving credit, they 
would be less inclined to enroll in them,” 
he said. 

Although the faculty remained di¬ 
vided on the issue of freshman seminar 
credit, they were in general agreement 
in their October faculty meeting that 
the implementation of freshman semi¬ 
nars and the advising system was a 
success. 

At the October faculty meeting, the 
freshman seminar program as a whole 
was reviewed and ratified. In the three - 
year-old program students are required 
to take a freshman seminar of which 
the teacher is also their adviser. The 
small class of no more than fifteen 


The SOS forum on abortion issues drew a large crowd to Hepburn Lounge 


Photo by Jackie Belden 


meets two or three times a week in an 
effort to ensure constant contact with 
his or her advisor. Previous to the im¬ 
plementation of the seminar program 
every faculty member was assigned a 
group of advisees with whom they met 
once or twice a year. 

Faculty members who have taught 
at Middlebury for at least two years are 
entitled to design and teach their own 
seminars provided that their courses are 
approved by the administration. During 
fall orientation, both faculty members 
and student advisors are presented with 
literature and lectures regarding course 
selection. 

Landgren said in an interview that 
the program is an improvement on the 
system of advising that preceded it, yet 
there is a need for further improve- 


vides communication among the stu¬ 
dents and their advisors. 

“The college does a thorough job in 
making sure that students receive the 
proper information. Speeches are con¬ 
tinually repeated concerning require¬ 
ments, and there isa lot of checking up 
to make sure a that no one falls through 
the cracks,” he said. 

According to Professor of Political 
Science and former head of the Fresh¬ 
man Seminar Program Eric Davis, the 
job of advisor, if performed correctly, 
can make students' first days on cam¬ 
pus less taxing. 

“Part of being an advisor is passing 
down lore,” said Davis. 

In his role as advisor, Davis in¬ 
forms advisees which classes are moat 
likely to fill up, encourages students to 


Abortion Forum 

(continuedfrom page 2) 

the psychological and physical effects 

on the woman; ‘ 4 f 

Judy Levenson '91 suggested that 
the determination of when life begins is 
a religious one, and that to create legis¬ 
lation based on one segment of die 
population'sreligious view is undemo¬ 
cratic and a violationof the Constitution. 

If a woman wants her baby, Schaefer 
argued, the moment she finds out she is 
pregnant she will consider it a life. 
However, she added, in the case of an 
unwanted fetus, “what you are carry¬ 
ing in the earty stages of pregnancy is 
initially a sack of cells.” 

Pro-lifers agreed that human life 
begins at conception, and that all lives 


must be protected, mothers'and fetus' 
alike and that although the fetus is 
dependent on its mother’s womb to 
survive, it is a separate individual and 
not simply “a part of the woman’s 
body.” 

“There are studies that say...S0% 
of all women whogo through abortions 
wi I) still be dealing with itseventoninc 
months after die abortion. That is 
something to be considered as well,” 
Recciasaid. 

“All the money, all thceffbrt, all the 
lobbying is being spent on ’Let's stop 
abortion.’ Who is spending money on 
education? Education is being slashed, 
welfare is being slashed, Medicaid is 
being slashed, housing is being 
slashed,** said Hancock. 

To me being a woman and being 


a feminist and at the same time being 
pro-life is antithetical,” said a member 
of the audience. 

Questioning theroleof men's rights 
one audience member said, “Your 
whole argument seems to be predi¬ 
cated on the fact that the woman carries 
the fetus and therefore it is her choice 
about what to do with it. Now the fetus 
isn’t created by a spontaneous genera¬ 
tion of the womm. What, if any. righto 
does the man have in the decision?” 
“Ultimately it is the woman's choice 
because the man can walk away if he 
wants., .so the burden ultimately comes 
cm the woman,” Shaefer responded, 
Therefore the woman retains ail dera- 
iion-making righto pertaining to the 
fetus.. .unless men start having babies. 
Then we’ll talk.” 


Although the faculty remained divided on the 
issue of freshman seminar credit, they were in 
general agreement in their October faculty 
meeting that the implementation of freshman 
seminars and the advising system was a success. 


menu 

He pointed out that the freshman 
seminar program is moreefficicnt than 
the old system, wherein some students’ 
advisors were from the physical educa¬ 
tion department. 

“We conducted a three-year experi¬ 
ment which in the eyes of the students 
is a huge chunk of their college career, 
but it is really only a tiny trial which we 
arc pleased by, although it still needs 
some modifications,”mentioned Land¬ 
grcn. 

“The freshman seminar program 
enables the students and faculty to have 
a more personal relationship. Many 
professors such as myself have long 
office hours, of which students fail to 
take advantage, added Landgrcn. “In 
the past, I often waited in my office to 
offer the students extra help, but they 
never arrived.” 

At the same time, Landgrcn cited 
the inexperience of some advisors as a 
potential problem. 

“Some advisors who are fairly new 
to the school have never sat in on reg¬ 
istration and lack the first hand experi¬ 
ence of witnessing what it is actually 
like running from table to table signing 
up for courses,” he said. 

Dean of the College John Emerson 
agreed that the advising process pro¬ 


put their names on waiting lists, and 
suggests to first-year students that they 
get in line for winter term registration 
early. 

Still, some students question the 
quality of advising of first-year stu¬ 
dents through the seminar program, 
citing a lack of advice when they arc 
particularly in need of quality advis¬ 
ing 

Several first-year students said they 
were forced to appeal to their junior 
counselors for help during course reg¬ 
istration. Junior counselor Brian Good 
'92 reported that several freshman in 
Battell had no idea how to choose their 
courses. 

One first-yearstudentexpressedhis 
dissatisfaction with his advisor. 

“1 met with my advisor after only 
having been at Middlebury for two 
days, so I was basically clueless. My 
advisor told me that since I had a high 
registration number I needed to select 
some back-up choices, but he didn't 
have any advice on which courses they 
should be.” Jimmy Doulos '94 ex¬ 
plained his particular dilemma. 

“I knew more about registration than 
my advisor. She was under the impres¬ 
sion that registration numbers were 
assigned according to social security 
numbers,” said Doulos. 











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The MMdkbnry Campos 


Thursday, November 8,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 

The Middlebury Campus is seeking motivated, capable students to fill 
the following positions on next year’s editorial board: 

Editor-in-chief : Ultimately responsible for all contents of the paper and all aspects of production. 
Develops and writes all editorials with assistance of the board. Assists section editors whenever 
necessary. Helps develop stories for all sections. Paid position. 

Arts Editor : Develops, assigns, collects and edits arts stories. Someone with a sincere appreciation 
for the arts who knows a wide range of students and faculty involved in the Middlebury cultural 
scene. 

Sports Editor : Develops, assigns, collects and edits sports stories. Knows Middlebury sports. Should 
be familiar with the athletic program and a number of teams, captains and coaches. 

Opinions Editor : Actively solicits and coordinates Letters to the Editor and opinions articles on local, 
national and world issues. 

Photo Editor : Oversees photo needs for all section editors. Must coordinate a competent reliable staff 
of photographers. 

Production Manager : Responsible for supervising production of paper and oversees layout. Ensures 
proper materials are available at all times. Paid position. 

Production Associates : Conduct all layout activities. Responsible to the Production Manager. Must 
have a knowledge of, or be willing to learn Aldus PageMaker 3.2, and an appreciation for news¬ 
paper layout is desirable. 

Advertising Manager : Responsible for soliciting advertisements, managing advertising billing and 
communicating with customers. Also responsible for layout of ads. Paid on commission. 

The Campus also needs typists and copy editors. 

These positions are paid an hourly rate. 

Applications are available at the Information Desk in Lower 
Proctor, and they will be due on Friday, November 16. Please 
sign up to be interviewed when you take an application. 




Thursday, November 8,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


FEATURES 


NYC high school, rural college unite to learn 


Hidden eccentricities lurk 
around*normal’ campus 
By Chris Piehler 

On a visit toBurlington this week¬ 
end, I was struck first by the sheer 
volume of tie-dyed material floating 
around. After the shock of seeing 
bell-bottoms at large wore off, I took 
the time to be impressed by the large 
percentage of the Burlington popula¬ 
tion that displayed some form of bla¬ 
tant eccentricity. 

I’d say that at least half the people 
I saw walking alone were holding 
quite absorbing and sometimes rather 
heated conversations with them¬ 
selves. When I heard a woman on the 
other side of a monster touring sedan 
say, apparently to a particularly lo¬ 
quacious crack in the sidewalk, 
"Okay, we'll just go see one more 
churchand then we'll go ”1 was quite 
surprised (and I must admit just a tad 
disappointed) to see her two sight¬ 
seeing-weary children emerge from 
behind the cover of the car. 

It was a scintillating sojourn, but I 
breathed ahefty sigh of relief when I 
parked mycaroverih the old familiar 
A-lot (where, by the way, a recent ar- 
chaeologicalexpeditionunearthedre- 
mains remarkably similar to those of 
Java man, as well as an entire ptero¬ 
dactyl carcass, at the bottom of one of 


By Kristan Schiller 

Middlebury College has had an 
ongoingrelationshipwith DeWittClin- 
ton High School in the Bronx for ap¬ 
proximately two years, sharing stu¬ 
dents and faculty with the initiative of 
creating awareness and opportunities 
forboth sides. Situated in the streets of 
New Yoik City, DcWitt Clinton is 98% 
Hispanic and Afro-American, while 
Middlebury has a secluded rural set¬ 
ting as a backdrop and is, at present, 
attended by predominantly Caucasian 
students. Though seemingly worlds 
apart, the schools arc separated by only 
about 300 miles and have in common 
one goal: education. 

Among the programs which have 
so far united these two very different 
institutions have been faculty ex¬ 
changes, student visitations, Winter 
Term teaching internships at Clinton 
and summer internships for Clinton 
graduates arranged by a Middlebury 
alumnus. 

“It’s the differences that really 
enhance the partnership. The setting, 
the backgrounds of our faculty, of our 
students are just extremely different. 
But the wonderful thing is, we have so 
much in common,”staled Rick Dalton, 
director of Enrollment Planning at 
Middlebury and the engineer of 
Middlebury’s exchange with DcWitt 
Clinton. “It’s a sharing relationship.” 

In 1983, Middlebury developed 
Diversity Task Forces in New York, 
Washington, D.C. and Boston. These 
task forces were established in order to 
raise awareness among Afro-Ameri¬ 
can and Hispanic studentsof the option 
of attending college. It was the New 
York Task Force’s idea that Middlc- 
bury develop a partnership with an 
urban high school to work towards that 
goal. 

As Dalton explained, “We started 
with certain criteria. Obviously we 
wanted a school that was interested in 
a partnership, a school that had a strong 
principal, a school that had a large 
minority population and a school that 
could together operate with Middlc- 
bury to achieve our goals. Recruitment 
was not part of the relationship. If that 
happened, then that was wonderful, but 
it was not an outcome. We looked at 


Rick Dalton and Richard Dollase speak to students Interested In teaching at Clinton. Photo by Jamey Brenner 


three schools, and overwhelmingly, 
DcWitt Clinton was our choice." 

Ten Clinton students presently at¬ 
tend Middlebury. Among them is Car¬ 
los Brown ’94. 

“I’m pretty proud of having gone to 
DcWitt Clinton and being a part of the 
partnership between Middlebury and 
DcWitt Clinton. Middlebury is a very 
well -known college, and students from 
DeWiuClinton don'lrcally know what 
colleges like Middlebury arc like. If it 
hadn't been for the partnership, I proba¬ 
bly wouldn’t have gone to Middlc- 
bury," said Brown. 

Dalton feels that one of the highly 
positive outcomes of the program is 
that ithas created momentum for other 
institutions. Following Middlcbury's 
example, St. Michael's College and 
Williams College arc selling up their 
own partnerships with Bronx high 
schools. In addition, Monte Fiore 
Hospital in New York City agreed to 
accept three summer interns and to 
establish additional paid internships 
after Middlebury alumnus Sabin 
Streeter (co-chair of the New York 
Task Force) Financed summer intern¬ 
ships for Clinton graduates in hospi¬ 
tals, district attorneys offices and thea¬ 
ters. 


A foundation called The Plan for 
Social Excellence will sponsors work¬ 
shop with Middlebury in 1991 in an 
effort to develop more relationships 
such as that between Middlebury and 
Clinton. Dalton is active in this foun¬ 
dation. 

“We will invite ten other colleges 
that have an interest, so that ten more 
colleges can get on board and do part¬ 
nerships like this,” sail) Dalton. The 
ultimate hope is that a consortium will 
form, comprised of energetic institu¬ 
tions and organizations ready to both 
Icam and teach. 

On October 22, six Middlebury 
professors went to DeWiu Clinton to 
instruct in the classrooms. Faculty 
exchanges are an important aspect of 


the Middlcbury-Clinton partnership for 
both teachers and students alike. 

Cary Margolis, director of Coun¬ 
seling Services and associate professor 
of English, was among the Middlebury 
faculty that traveled to the Bronx two 
weeks ago for what he called a “won¬ 
derful and moving experience.” 

“We were welcomed very warmly 
by the principal, the assistant principle 
and a range of teachers. We each 
taught four classes, and the students 
that I met were very engaging,” he said. 
“It was an incredibly powerful experi¬ 
ence to be at DcWiU Clinton, to leach 
there and also to know that DcWitt 
Clinton students are at Middlebury, 
and that the Middlebury-DeWitt Clin- 
(continued on page 8) 


Douglas Adams refers 
to something called a 
“S.E.P.” Basically, this 
is anything that is so 
extraordinary that one 
automatically assumes 
it is Someone Else’s 
Problem. 


SAA takes to phones 
for alumni donations 


the potholes). I have always consid¬ 
ered Middlebury to be something of 
a haven of normalcy. The tendency 
here is to hold conversations with 
one’s peers rather than with passing 
particulates or airborne spores. Per¬ 
haps, though, I was letting this fact 
tether my insight. Let’s look at a 
lunchtime in the life of a Middlebury 
student 

In Life, the Universe, and Every¬ 
thing, Douglas Adams refers to some¬ 
thing called an “S.E.P.” Basically, 
this is anything that is so extraordi¬ 
nary that one automatically assumes 
it is Someone Else’s Problem and, 
therefore, should be ignored. People 
here (at least those in my circle of 
friends) have an amazing ability to 
create S.E.P.’s. 

The perfect example is those desks 
that are often strategically placed at 
the door of Proctor. Behind these 
monoliths lurk committed people 
trying to sell you T-shins, get you to 
vote, or sign you up for cleanups, 
fasts and other socially conscious ac¬ 
tivities. But if you think you don’t 
have time or if you jus t have a general 
attitude of militant ambivalence, it’s 
incredible how engrossed you can 
become in talking to your roommate 
about the grooming foibles of your 
philosophy teacher (all the while look¬ 
ing warily out of the comer of your 
eye at whatever today's menace is). 


Phones in hand, thcStudcnl Alumni the donor requests that it be directed to 

Association has begun their semi-an- a specific program or area. Each dollar 

nual rally for donations. The SAA donated will be broken up and allotcd 
Phone-a-thon, in which all students are to thedifferentdivisionsof the General 
invited to participate, brings in money Fund as follows: 
from Middlebury graduates to support 34 cents for instruction and aca- 
numcrous facets of the Collage. It is dcmic support (including professors' 
being held on the evenings of Novcm- salaries, books, lab equipment and 
ber 4,6,7,13 and 14. computers). 

Student volunteers in the Phonc-a- 30 cents for institutional support 
thon organize themselves into teams of (such as Health Services and CC&P), 

four and vie for prizes. Eachnight$75 12 cents for scholarships, 

is given to the team with the most 11 cents for debt retirement acqui- 

pledgcs for donations. Two $50 gift sitions (including student loans and 
certificates from businesses in town pieces of art purchased by the College), 

will also be awarded, one to the person 8 cents for student services (Deans' 

who gathers the largest number of office materials and personnel), 

5 cents for plant operations. 

The SAA is focusing this semester 
on calls to alumni from the classes of 
'80-'90 who have a history of giving 
money at least once in the past four 
years. They arestrivingfor56% alumni 
participation, an increase over last 
year's54%. M iddlcbury is one of only 
pledges over die course of the Phonc-a- 30 colleges in the country that has 

thon and one to the person whose ahimni participation ofover 50%, Cone 

pledges add up to the most money. A said, citing a survey done by Centre 
free long distance telephone call for College. 

each student, pizza and snacks add to Coneclaimcdlhalcalling the alumni 
the temptation to volunteer. was generally a fun experience. 

According to LeslieCone *92, chair- “It’s not a high pressure thing. It 

person of the Phone-a-lhon, the money isn't our job to pull money out of 

raised through the calls to ahimni is im- people,” Cone said. “Nineteen out of 

portent to the College. twenty peopteyou get ahold of are very 

"This support is really key to the positive people. You rarely get a rude 
College,” she said, noting that it is person.” 

especially beneficial when Middlebury Students can still sign up teams for 

applies for grants. November 11 and 13. The calling 

The money that ahimni pledge to sessions will last from 6:15 to approxi- 
gi ve goes into the General Fund, unless mately 9:00 pm. 


Each night $75 is given 
to the team with the 
most pledges for 
donations. 






College Tourist explores exotic lands, distant times for $4 


\ 



By WoDawaou Society's centennial anniversary and is 

Awtyl Thii week the College dcaigned to present examples of the 
Tourist led me from Vermont and far. Society's role during the past century 
far put the feeble boundaries of New u a major force in the evolution of 
England. I walked the world for half an photography u an art form, 

hour, all on a $4 museum admission Almost 300 photographs lined the 
charge. walls of the DeCordova Museum, of 

I stopped in frontof a wintry Mount which 120 were classic black-and- 
St. Helens in Washington, four years whites from the 1870's through the 
after the eruption that sent clouds of 1920’s. Curators and editors from the 
ash into the skies of the West. I relaxed Corcoran Gallery and National Geo- 

on a comer in Nuremberg, Germany u 
the Graf Zeppelin floated over town 
buildings and watched Nazis salute 
Reichsfuhrer Hitler. During my brief 
pit-stop at the Serengeti National Park 
in Tanzania, I felt the death of a wilde¬ 
beest. The wildebeest’s front legs 
buckle, and from behind a lion's teeth 
tear into its shoulder, paws firmly grip¬ 
ping its prey. 1 catch the wildebeest's 
tenor-filled eyes, looking straight at 
me. 1 suddenly fell guilty for having 
shared his lonely death and moved on. 

I walked through times and places 
far removed from the wonderful fall 
day which greeted me as I drove into 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. The “lime 
travel machine” which I describe lay 
inside the DeCordova Museum, about 
20 minutes from Boston and three and 
a half hours from Middlebury. On one 
of the final slops on its 20 city tour, 

“Odyssey: The Art of Photography at 
N ational Geographic" brought me from 
Vermont to Boston. 1 thought it was 
my last chance to see the exhibit, which 
would leave Boston the next day. 

Organi zed by the Corcoran Gallery 
of Art in Washington, D.C., “Odyssey” 
celebrates the National Geographic 


The images never stopped. Pictured in the 
exhibit were adventure stories beyond belief, as if 
Geographic had hired Indiana Joneses with 
Nikons instead of whips. 


collection which succeeded in confirm- zard which lasted nine days trapped 
ing National Geographic ’ s niche in the them on their return trip, and they died 
photographic world of art. ashorteightmilesfromtheirbasecamp. 

“Odyssey” is a century of photos, Daylived.andthataftemoonhisvisage 
bringing light and detail to people told me his story, 

everywhere. One frame shows an The images never stopped. Pic- 
Egyptian guide robed in brown, stand- lured in the exhibit were adventure 
ing atop the Great Pyramid in Giza, a stories beyond belief, as if Geographic 

glowing cigarettehanging from his lips, had hired Indiana Joneses with Nikons 

He wears Adidas tennis shoes, show- instead of whips, 
ing white and striped black against the Along a stretchof wall, I peered into 

gray stone of the pyramid at dawn, an underwater scene, trying to figure 
Hundreds of carvings crater and sculpt out what sort of monsterlooked back at 
the stone on which he stands: “K. me, right into the lens. I studied the 
Payne, 1970," "R.A.K."and “S.F. + picture’s description by the frame. 
I-M." I discovered that in Kenya, Alan 

The intense eyes of B. Day stared Root dove into Mzima Springs and 
back at me steadily from one photo, found a hippopotamus. Seconds after 
unwavering in depth and determina- taking the picture of it, the hippo at- 


THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT 
ASSOCIATION 

and 

THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL 

will sponsor 

An open community discussion on the Report of 
the Committee to Restructure the House System 

to be held on 


Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 P.M. 
in Upper Proctor Lounge 

Committee members, deans, and student leaders 
will be present to answer questions and to 
dicuss the issues. 

Please obtain a copy of the report from the 
Student Information Desk in Proctor Hall or the 
Office of the Dean of the College. Copies 


Located on Mill St. In Frog Hollow 
Across from the new footbridge 
Open Mon. - Bet. 10:00 - 5:30, Sun. 12:00 - 5:00 
phone: 388-4406 


will be available starting Monday, November 12 










Thursday, November 8,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 



tlilt&fc 


Senior to bring ‘kid stuff’ to class 


By Elizabeth Brewer 

If you really want to know How the 
Grinch Stole Christmas , you should be 
taking Donna More's January term 
course: Addressing Moral Develop- 
mentThrough Children’s Literature (SL 
109.1). The class will concentrate on 
children’s reactions to children’s lit¬ 
erature, focusing on such well known 
authors as Dr. Seuss and Maurice 
Sendak. More '91 hopes to show the 
effect of children’s literature on 
children's interactions with others and 
on their attitudes towards the environ¬ 
ment. 

“There are some great children’s 
books out there for kids and adults,” 
she said. “It's not just a teacher's 
course.” 

The format of the course involves a 
combination of field work andreading 
with, “hopefully, some lectures as well.” 
If all goes as planned, More hopes to 
“have everybody set in a classroom 
downtown” to interact with the chil¬ 
dren. 

The class will have contact mostly 
with elementary age children. More 
stated that the out-of-class reading will 
focus primarily on “two different views 
of the way children's literature affects 
kids, one by Beddleheim, one by 
Colberg. 

“We’H be reading from both au¬ 
thors, concentrating mainly on a book 
from each,” she said. She stressed the 
importance of “a lot of working with 
the kids,” and looks forward to the ap¬ 
plication of the two theories in the 
field. 

More has always been interested in 
children. She has been a camp coun¬ 
selor since the age of fifteen, has al- 


* UVM Royall Tyler Theatre * Burlington Metropolitan Art 

presents Much Ado About Nothing Gallery isholdinganexhibitcalled“A 
November 14-17. One of the most Celebration of Fire, Water and Steel” 
popular of Shakespeare's comedies, through the month of November by 
directed by Ed Feidner. Performance designer Daniel Zilka. It features col- 
times are evenings at 8 pm, Saturday orful and exciting designs for the water 
matinees at 2 pm. Tickets go on sale at tower at UVM, one of them inspired by 
BoxOffice(openlOam-5pm)starting the Steel Pan of Trinidad. 
November?. Call656-2094. 

* The Vermont Pub and Brewery 
in Burlington celebrates its second an¬ 
niversary on Sunday, November 11,2 
pm-midnight. Live jazz 4 pm-closing, 
t-shirt raffle, 10% discount on food and 
beverage all day. Lunch and dinner 
available. Brewery tours Wednesdays 
at8pm and Saturdays at4pm. For info 
call 865-0500. 


* Art Lessons available at Ver¬ 
mont Stale Craft Center at Frog Hol¬ 
low. Classes in Location Painting and 
Studio Work, Acrylic Painting, Table 
Building, Black and White Darkroom 
Workshop, Slone Carving and Pottery 
On and Of f the Wheel arc being offered 
in the evenings. Tuition ranges from 
$50 to $275, depending on class. 

Classes begin September 25. Call 388- * Acoustic Music at Dally Bread 

3177. Bakery & Cafe in Richmond features 

local legends and favorite musicians, 

* Attention All Poets—the crili- Thursdaysal7:30pm.Itservcsupnew 

cally acclaimed Frog Gone Review is songs and old, both humorous and 
accepting poetry through January 15 poignant, alongside of light suppers, 
for its 1991 edition. Some rcnumcra- desserts and beverages. This Month: 
tion. For info send self-addressed November8,StevePastncrpresentsan 
stamped envelope to: Box 46308, Mt. evening of lute, banjo and more; No- 
Clcmcns, MI 48046. vember 15, Betsy Bolt is joined by the 

Sweet Buns, offering swing to gospel, 

* Burlington Film Society pres- blucgrasstoblucs.Tickets$3.50adults, 
ents “Shadows of Forgotten Ances- $1.50 children. Call 434-3148 for in- 
tors” on Sunday,Novembcrl8at7pm formation. 


The format of the course promises a give-and- 
take relationship between children and college 
student assistants. While the college students 
learn, they*U be teaching, and vice versa. 


ways babysat and last year worked two 
hours a day in a first grade classroom. 
This past summer she taught emotion¬ 
ally disturbed children. 

“My major inspiration for thccoursc 
came from the things I learned from 
these maladjusted kids and their abused 
families this summer,” she said. More 
saw the need for such rewarding con- 


about trying to have it approved. 

“It’s harder to get these courses 
passed as students, for obvious rea¬ 
sons,” she said. If organized the right 
way, a student led course would give a 
new perspective, as well as a sense of 
team efliort and common interest “be¬ 
cause the classes are not going to be 
blow-offs,” said More. 



tact at Middlebury. “Most people don’t know that you 

“I got to know [the children]. The can teach J-Term courses as students," 
daily interaction was really important, she said, “which is a shame.” 

It’s hard to explain how important it is Morebclieves that the students who 

to learn from kids,” she reiterated, are aware of the option don’t try bc- 
“Thcse are necessary subjects for any- cause “they think it’s impossible to get 
one, and there aren't any courses at [the course] passed and are dissuaded 
Middlebury that teach us in the way by the October deadline.” She finds it 
that my summer taught me.” disheartening that more people don’t 

Her interest in children’s books try and hopes her course will heighten 


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be teaching, and vice versa, which offers 
rewards for both sides. 

“It’s amazing how quickly some 
first graders leam to read,” said More. 
She believes it is “something anyone 
who is considering being a parent at 
some point in their lives should see.” 

“You leam a lot from the kids you 
work with every day, and I wanted to 
apply that Teaming to the great 
children's books written for both kids 
and adults,” she said. 

Her favorite children's authors are 
Graham Base, Don and Audrey Wood, 
Mem Fox.MauriceSendak (Where the 
Wild Things Are) and, of course. Dr. 
Seuss. She urges anyone interested in 
the course to go pick up a book by one 
of these authors. She affirmed, “You 
won’t be able to put it down.” 

More has found that one of the 
greatest rewards of her Middlebury 
teaching experience has been “the 
connection with the town.” 

“It’s really funny to go downtown 
and recognize more five year olds than 


in City Hall Auditorium. (1964/Rus¬ 
sia) by Sergei Parajanov. This tragic 
talc of two lovers separated by a family 
feud is one of the most unorthodox 
films ever made in the Soviet Union. 
With English subtitles. $4 general, $2 
members. 

* UVM Lane Film Series presents 
“Coup dc Grace,” a 1976West German 
film by Schlondorff, on Wednesday, 
November Mat7:30pm in the Flem¬ 
ing Museum, Room 101 in Burlington. 
$3Aicket. For more info cal1656-4455, 
8:30 am-4 pm. 

* UVM Lane Concert Series pres¬ 
ents Marion Verbruggen and Lea Na¬ 
tions, Friday, November 16 at 8 pm in 
the Ira Allen Chapel. Dutch recorder 
virtuoso Verbruggen will perform a 
scries of little known chamber concer¬ 
tos by Vivaldi with the superb early 
music group, “Les Nations”. Tickets 
$17.50/$12^0/$7.50,available at UVM 
Campus Ticket Store A Flynn Box 


* Whetstone Theatre Company 
presents How I Got That Story, by 
Amlin Gray, November 2-4,7-10, at 
the River Valley Performing Arts 
Center in*Putney. The play takes place 
in a war-tom, Vietnam-like country, 
and chronicles a reporter’s search for 
truth and hit transformation through 
contact with the historical event. Tick¬ 
ets $ 10 adults/$7 youth (17 and under). 
For performance times and info call 
387-5454. 

* Crossroads Arts Council pres¬ 
ents the Fiddle Puppet Cloggers of 
Annapol is, Maryland on Saturday, No¬ 
vember 17 at8 pm, at thcMt St. Joseph 
Academy in Rutland. Featuring 
La Vaughn Robinson, jazz tapper ex¬ 
traordinaire, tap dancing, clogging and 
good old fashioned fiddling will thrill 
audiences and set their feel tapping. 
Tickets $ 12/adults, $ 10/seniorcitizens 
A students, $6 youth (12 A under). For 
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college kids,” she laughed. 


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The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8,1990 


Student Leadership Program gives key skills for future 


By Dudley Wlnthrop 

"Leadership is service,” President 
Light said when asked about the new 
Student Leadership ftogram. President 
Light was the first of eight speakers to 
lecture this semester on the subject of 
leadership. His seminar, entitled “Phi¬ 
losophy of Leadership,” provided an 
overview for the following talks which 
ranged in topic from managing one’s 
time to speaking and listening skills to 
running a meeting. 

Dr. John. Spencer, chairman of the 
History Department, also spoke in the 
lecture scries. He said that there are 
many “intelligent people here who will 
be leaders someday, and they should 
take advantage of this program.” 

The program, which is designed to 
sharpen various skills which student 
possess, is a new undertaking by the 
Student Government Association and 
the Student Activities Office to serve 
the Student body. 

Tom Kovach ’92, President of the 
SGA, explained that, in the past, the 
SGA has done more to help voice stu¬ 
dents' opinions than to provide pro¬ 
grams for students to lakepart in. With 


the introduction of the Student Leader¬ 
ship Program, he hopes to lay a founda¬ 
tion fornew programs along these lines, 
while continuing the role as “the stu¬ 
dents' voice.” 

The seminar series will take place 
every semester and be refined by a 
panel of students and faculty after each 
term. 

Two seminars remain in the fall 
term schedule, “Leadership and Diver¬ 
sity” and “Opportunities at Middle- 


everyone must have a role and you 
must fulfill your role,” he said. He 
added that one should not think that 
one is imprisoned by arole. In fact, “the 
role of the follower is as important as 
the leader,” he stressed. “Fulfillment of 
a role gives you the feeling of realizing 
potential and leads to self-confidence.” 

He also made it dear that one per¬ 
son may have many roles to act out 

“A leader will fulfill a role because 
he has responsibility,” Light said. This 


“Middlebury students will be leaders in their 
professions and their communities. You may not 
see as many names in lights, but they are 
important people and important leaders” 

— President Light 


bury.” The seminars take place every 
Tuesday in the Student Center, unless 
otherwise specified. 

Speaking of the program, President 
Light commented that in the world 
everyone has a role to fulfill. 


responsibility is increasingly useful as 
students leave Middlebury and become 
workers, citizens and parents. 

“Middlebury students will be lead¬ 
ers in their professions and their com¬ 
munities. You may not see as many 


people and important leaders,” said 
Light. 

Kovach agreed with Light’s state¬ 
ment. He stressed die fact that the 
Leadership Program was geared to¬ 
wards “all students and not just those in 
leadership roles.” 

Spencer, whose seminar topic was 
“Speaking Skills,” stressed that “the 
most important transactions are oral 
ones.” He criticized the American 
educational system by saying that 
"college trains people to write but not 
to speak.” 

In the spirit of the proverb “Good 
manners take so little time but give so 
much,” Spencer said, "Good speaking 
also takes so little time but give so 
much.” He slressed that when people 
can talk well, they can get people to 
agree with them. The power to argue a 
point without appearing conceited is 
very valuable. 

“Good speaking makes you stand 
out from the crowd,” Spencer said. 
When asked about the Student Leader¬ 
ship Program, Spencer said, “There 
should be more programs like this to 


ety today lack these important skills. In 
school, you must leant to speak to a 
group and in a group in the form of 
seminars and lectures. These valuable 
foundations are important to the world 
after school, Spencer felt. 

The seminars were set up in such a 
way that in many of them, the audience 
could interact with the speaker and try 
to learn first hand the value of leader¬ 
ship skills. 

Amy Heebner '93 said all the ses¬ 
sions she attended “gave [the group] a 
chance to ask questions and listen to 
otherpeople.” Shefeltthat.indeed.the 
skills discussed would “be useful to 
leadership roles .’’both at here and after 
Middlebury. 

President Light said that Confucius 
claimed, “Leadership is service,” and 
that this was his feeling towards leader¬ 
ship today. Confucius alsosaid,“With¬ 
out knowing the force of words, it is 
impossible to know men.” 

This follows with whatHenry Davis, 
the second president of Middlebury 
College, said in his inaugural address: 
“The critical part of the Middlebury 


“For society to be well-ordered, names in lights, but they are important make the school grow.” People in soci- student is eloquence.” 


Middlebury-Dewitt Clinton partnership brings benefits to both schools 


(continuoedfrom page 5) 
ton partnership is for real.” 

Margolis emphasized, “It’s a fell 
commitment. When you're there, you 
feel it.” 

Richard Dollasc, director ofTeacher 
Education at Middlebury, coordinated 
the Winter Term teaching internship 
for Middlebury students at DeWitt Clin¬ 
ton. Dollasc explained that while in 
New York City, the students taught and 
tutored at the high school for three 
weeks. Then, while the high school 
students were administered their Re¬ 
gents Exam (a New York state profi¬ 
ciency exam), the interns worked at 
Junior High School 80, also in the 
Bronx. Dollase traveled weekly to the 
Bronx during January to check on their 
progress. 

Dollasc stated,“When new people 
who come in are energetic and bright, 
and really want to do something, it 
makes a difference for [the Dewitt 
Clinton faculty]. So, it helps the staff, 
as well as the students.” 

Mark Cooper '91, who participated 
in the WinterTerm internship last year, 
said, “I'm from a conservative back¬ 
ground, as I think most of the other 
Middlebury students who went are.. 
We were able to relate to the students. 
We had a lot of time to talk with them 
and find out that they were just like any 
other kids that want to go to college.” 

Olivia Wolf '91 also spent last 
January at DeWitt Clinton and was 
struck by the complex problems that 
challenged the students and faculty. 

“If the teachers get students who 
may not have done their homework, it 
isn't necessarily because they didn't 
want to do their homework. They 
could have a mother who's sick, a 
brother who's in jail. That’s just as 
much a part of their education as being 
there from nine to three. Teachers are 
faced with a whole bunch of problems, 


not just intellectual [ones], I think 
they’re faced with a lot. Too much,” ‘ 
she said. 

Jean Taitt '91 was another Winter 
Term intern at DeWitt Clinton. She 
taught English to freshmen, sopho¬ 
mores and juniors. 

Although the teachers are predomi¬ 
nantly white and the students predomi¬ 
nantly Hispanic and Afro-American at 
DeWitt Clinton, Taitt stated, ‘There 
were barriers, but the barriers were 
broken when the teachers really cared 
about teaching, and they really cared 
about the student” 

“I noticed how many teachers would 
go that extra step to incorporate the 
culture of the Hispanic and the Afro- 
American students into the classroom,” 
Taitt continued. “They were trying to 
tie in relevant things that were going on 
outside the school with what was going 
on in the textbooks, and I thought that 
was really important because..what 
they 're supposed to be teaching is very 
ethno centric and very Anglo-Saxon 
oriented." 

According to Dollase,“The school’s 
population is about 98% Hispanic and 
black. Hispanics are probably the 
greater percentage... The faculty, 
however, is quite white. And so, cer¬ 
tainly, our students get a different view 
of schooling by going there and seeing 
adiversity. It’squitcaninterestingmix 
of kids who represent all social classes. 
And certainly, the range of the kids’ 
ability is amazing.” 

When asked how teaching at Clin¬ 
ton changed her outlook on Middle¬ 
bury College.Taitt said, “(Middlebury ] 
is very limited in terms of ideology at 
times, and the student body on the 
whole is predominantly white. There¬ 
fore, there are certain things that are 
established in terms of the history that 
is being taught or the particular culture 
that is considered the norm.” 


Taitt found it disturbing that the 
students “were always considered 
minorities, while at the same time they 
made up the majority” of the school 
population. She noted that“at Clinton, 
the students were still called minorities 
when they made up 98% of the student 
body.” 

“It’s not a number, it's a skin color 
that’s a minority. And there's so many 
negative connotations of what a minor- 


Kathy Martin '91 who taught and 
tutored math at DeWitt Clinton last 
winter said, “At first I was kind of 
concerned as to why the internship 
wasn'trestricted to students who were 
planning to teach, but after doing the 
internship, I realize that I don't think it 
should be restricted to people who plan 
to teach, because you learn so much, 
especially if you’re planning to have 
children of your own. It tells you that 



A DeWitt Clinton Informational meeting. 


Photo by Jamey Brenner 


ity means, that because you don’t rep¬ 
resent a large amount of people, your 
ideas, your culture, and what you rep¬ 
resent really is not as important as the 
majority," Taitt added. 

Taitt described her feelings on going 
toClintonsaying, “I think at first itwas 
a little scary for me and very intimidat¬ 
ing. But after a while, you realize that 
cultures may be different, and the way 
people dress may be different, and 
physical appearance in general may be 
different, but overall there are a lot of 
similarities. They are there for a rea¬ 
son, which is the same reason I went to 
my school, and why I’m here [at Mid¬ 
dlebury]—to leant.” 


you, as a parent, need to get involved in 
your children's education." 

“There were a lot of students who 
were eager,” said Martin, “and I can’t 
even say that the Macy students were 
more eager than students on other lev¬ 
els in the school system.” Martin ex¬ 
plained that the Macy Honors Program 
is comprised of higher level classes and 
is a math- and science-oriented cur¬ 
riculum: 

“On the other hand,” stated Martin, 
“there were the students who prefer not 
to be in a classroom, but I don’t think 
that’s any different from some students 
in college.” 

Taitt is from the New York City 


area. She said, “If there were any 
barriers they were my own precon¬ 
ceived notions of what Clinton would 
be like because I knew Clinton for over 
ten years, and I had never been inside 
the school. Once I was inside, it was 
very overwhelming. Ittumedouttobe 
very warm, very friendly. There were 
a lot of students, but after a while with 
somany people, still, you got to know 
a lot of them by face.” 

Martin believes that the program is 
encouraging for the high school stu¬ 
dents. 

“I think it’s important for all stu¬ 
dents to know that if they try hard 
enough, they can achieve within Clin¬ 
ton and go to a college. And 
Middlebury’s not necessarily going to 
be the college for them, but that they 
can go to college. And I think many 
students, not just at Clinton, but in gen¬ 
eral, who go to public high schools 
don’t really know that there is that 
option,” she said. 

Dalton will go to DeWitt Clinton in 
the near future with a member of 
Middlebury’s English Department to 
conduct an essay writing workshop fo¬ 
cusing on college application essays. 

"We will go through what an appli¬ 
cation is, how admissions will look at 
it, and how the essay they write will 
impact on the decision that we make,” 
said Dalton. 

The Principal of DeWitt Clinton, 
David Fuchs, will be on Middlebury’s 
campus November 26-27 along with 
the head of the Macy Program and a 
student advisor. 

“They will be here to stay in touch 
with their students, to talk to our stu¬ 
dents and then to sit down with the 
Dean of Students and with a faculty 
support staff just to say, ‘Okay, this is 
what we see, this is how the students 
are adjusting,’” Dalton said. 


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Eccentricities 

(continuedfrom page 5) 

Once this diatribe is over, you are 
probably caught up in the electrifying 
dramaof swiping your ID card, and the 
coast is clear. 

Who can say that Proctor slopping 
is not son of weird? Variations of this 
practice are performed the world over 
where lots of polite people converge 
upon a desperately overcrowded cafe¬ 
teria, but here it is done with a certain 
.flourish and singularity of purpose that 


You're walking with a tray laden 
with a nearly .overflowing.bowl of, 
nourishing (if aqMnion4j c olo red) 

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salad and seven glasses of orange juice 
filled to the rim when, all of the sudden, 
you see someone approaching, appar¬ 
ently having attained ramming veloc¬ 
ity. But at the last second both of you 
freeze. And don’t move. And lock 
eyes. And are fixed like a deer in 
headlights. And wait for the other to 
move in order to avoid doing the clas- 
sic “171-go-this-way-no-this-way” two- 
step avoidance shuffle. I’ve seen these 
standoffs last for hours, leaving both 
.participants withaheightenedscMe.of 
their own politeness as weflas a quiz- 

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s recycling 


bins and garbage cans located strategi¬ 
cally throughout the mailroom, but it 
appears that a fairly large sector of our 
population is engaged in a hard-fought, 
long-term competition to see who can 
make the tallest pile of important no¬ 
tices, events calendars and other col¬ 
lege-sponsored junk mailonrcp of the 
garbage cans. 

There also seem to be some points 
given for artistic merit. I recently 
spotted a pile that was an almost per¬ 
fect likeness of the Leaning Tower of 
Pisa. Not wanting tolgt such beauty 
fade sway. I took it bade to my room 
and later had it bronzed. I’mlerttptedlo 
cany it to class with me sometime, but 






Thursday, November 8,1990 f 

ARTS 


The Middlebury Campus 



Zoo’s “70 Scenes of Halloween” has shock, artistic value 


By Lisa Horwitz 

Witches, beasts, ghosts, trick-or- 
treaters, candy com: all these are nec¬ 
essary elements for a spooky, fun-filled 
Halloween. Chris Duva’s 700 project. 
Seventy Scenesof Halloween, provided 
such a Halloween for its audience from 
October 31 to November 2 in Hepburn 
Zoo. 

The show consists of 70 short scenes 
which depict Halloween night for Jeff, 
played by Gene Swift ’94, and Joan, 
played by Katy Strote '93. The entire 
show takes place in their living room 
where they receive occasional visits 
from a witch, Amani Ivie '93, and a 
beast, Christian Parker ’93. The num¬ 
bered scenes are played out of order 
(for example, scene 35 occurs before 
scene 10, according to the stage 
manager's cues), which keeps the 
audience sufficiently baffled as to what 
is going on. It opens with Jeff and Joan 
arguing about candy com for about five 
scenes. Their argument is pretty ridicu¬ 
lous, which makes the scenes very 
funny. At the same time, the repetition 
of practically the same argument for 
five scenes also demonstrates the 
monotony and staleness of their rela¬ 
tionship. From the beginning, the 
viewer senses that there is something 
pathetic about this relationship, and yet 
s/he cannot help laughing at it. 

This repetition technique is used 
throughout the play in order to display 
the lack of communication between 


Jeff and Joan. As their frustration with 
each other builds, weird things start to 
occur. A witch, dressed similarly to 
Joan, and a beast, dressed like Jeff, 
begin to appear periodically, usually 
from inside the living room closet. On 
one level, these two are funny, spooky, 
and entertaining — perfect for a Hal¬ 
loween production. However, the au¬ 
dience soon realized that there is more 
to these spooks than just playing funny 
tricks. They come to represent Jeff’s 
and Joan’s ids, alter-egos (or whatever 
other Freudian term you care to use), 
the part of themselves which they are 
unable to communicate to each other. 
At the end of the show, the witch and 
beast invite their counterparts to the 
D.Q. (Daily Queen?) but end up leav¬ 
ing without them. In the last scene Jeff 
and Joan make plans to go somewhere, 
probably to the D.Q mentioned earlier; 
however die frustration and resentment 
is now gone, as if the departure of the 
alter-egos enables them to return to 
their former psuedo-tranquility. 

The show is funny and entertaining, 
yet has a serious side which the viewer 
must interpret for him/herself. The 
fragmented scenes bordering on the 
edge of reality keep the audience just 
on the edge of understanding. The show 
keeps the audience actively thinking 
about what’s going on, while it is not so 
esoteric that they are completely frus¬ 
trated in their attempt to grasp the 
meaning. All of the actors contributed 



Ghosts, goblins, and candy corn in Hepburn Zoo 


Photo by Nick Nebolsine 


greatly to the show as a whole. All of 
the roles were very difficult, and the 
actors did an excellent job in keeping 
the audience interested, despite the 
abundance of repetition within the 
show. Chris Duva deserves a great deal 
of credit for pulling off a very challeng¬ 
ing drama. 


Keniston gives cozy 
concert in Pearsons 

i 

By Lori Landau alto in the church choir where she grew 

It was as if I were cuddling under up in Wethersfield, Vermont. During a 
flannel sheets in feetsy pajamas as Susan brief respite from the Green Moun- 



Muslc abounds and resounds In chapel. 


Photo by Melissa Green 


Mead feet tap to Jamboree jam 


Keniston sang to me in my mother's 
folky voice. I think Susan Keniston 
must be everybody’s mother because 
lastnight at Pearsons she made those of 
us in the audience feel live and small. 
We sang and laughed to her comical 
lyrics and we almost got teary when her 
voice turned high and shaky. Kcnison’s 
performance was sponsored by the Ar¬ 
madillos, a politically active organiza¬ 
tion at Middlebury. It was intended to 
be a pre-election activity directed at 
promoting political and social aware¬ 
ness through tasteful and enjoyable 
tactics. It was so successful that, well, 
even the tone-deaf were humming. 

Two sets of fifty minutes each arid 
a brief intermission brought the show 
to just over two hours. The song list 
included “A Chat With Your Mom,” 
by Lou and Pete Berryman, “Christ¬ 
mas in the Trenches,” by John 
McCulchcom, and "A Small Blue 
Marble,” by Patricia Sheih. 

It is obvious just from listening to 
her that Keniston has been singing all 
her life. She was bom and raised as an 


tains, Susan moved to New York City 
for six yean, reluming “stunned and 
burned out” and ready to be re-awak¬ 
ened by a newly-found sense of plane¬ 
tary awareness. 

For the past eight yean Keniston 
has been playing solo folk-singing 
concerts in the Northeast Her songs 
show concern about spiritual, social 
and political issues. She is amemberof 
the People’s Music Network, a group 
organized to sing songs of “Freedom 
and Struggle.” However, next month 
she plans to make a rare appearance in 
California to give a limited number of 
performances. Her cassette. By Our 
Eyes Be Are Open, is on sale at the 
Vermont Country Bookstore in Mid- 
dlcbury. On the tape is an assortment of 
pieces including two originals called 
“My Best” and “Full Moon.” I would 
highly recommend purchasing Susan 
Keniston's tape; it provides a warm 
and strange sense of security to hear the 
problems of humanity reckoned by a 
soothing voice. 



By Wendy Rivenburgh 
A rush of first year females beelined 
for the front aisle seats when the doors 
of Mead Chapel opened on the evening 
of Friday, November 2nd. They had 
kept a forty-five minute vigil outside, 
so they could reach places in which 
they had the highest probability of being 
serenaded. Middlebury College’sresi- 
dent celebrities, a cappella groups the 
Dissipated Eight and thcMischords, as 
well as the visiting Dartmouth Aires, 
sparked this excitement 

After the initial breakup of the log¬ 
jam, a steady flow of collegians and 
townspeople added to the expectant 
crowd. Competition for a good view 
included bouts of discrepant estima¬ 
tion: “Do you think four will fit?” A 
few truly devoted fans settled for die 
standing room only that remained in 
the balconies and below. 

Signs of life foully appeared on 
stage to rush the audience. “It’s family 
night," proclaimedChris Emerson '91 
and Ed Lovett ”9i whose brother and 
cousin, rcspectivdy, perform with fhe~ 
Aires. The Dartmouth group then 


danced its way forward, singing an old 
D-8 favorite. (Was this some kind of 
flattery by imitation?) Their musical- 
ity, however, persisted, and except for 
one shaky start when an alert member 
interrupted three times before the cor¬ 
rect blend unfolded, the performance 
was indicative of the talent in the group. 

In addition, the Aires acted out skits 
to charm the crowd. One supporter 
claimed, “they certainly know how to 
make you laugh.” In illustrating the 
concept of backwardness, they paro¬ 
died a ritual of Halloween and offered 
a “treat or trick or dime from Unicef.” 
Add to this a wimpy Hanz and Franz 
duo, an Energizer battery segment and 
a query, “Pardon me, would you have, 
any Grey Poupon?” and you’ve got a 
chapel overflowing with laughter.. 

Looking sharp in their matching 
jewel-toned tops, the Mischords im¬ 
pressed the audience with their clear, 
fastidiods harmony as weA as their pro-- 
jection or humor. The diree newest 
members, Sarah- Chick ’92, Katie 
-Hccktasn *93, and Sheila Sabourt >93, 
performed Beethoven on kazoos far 


initiation, and as another aside, a new 
song,“Wclcometomy Fog,” premiered 
to prove that a brunette can be “just as 
dumb as any blonde.” Also new in the 
group's repertoire was the beautifully- 
harmonized, “You’re my Favorite 
Waste of Time.” 

A sweet serenade to a doling front- 
row fan by the cver-suave Dissipated 
Eight no doubt fulfilled her mild fan¬ 
tasy. In contrast, an unlikely “Rocky” 
leapt around in hyperactivity for his 
solo in‘Take YouBack.” Anew song, 
Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” was 
very well-received, as was Michael 
Jackson’s “Billie Jean”with its glove- 
adorned soloists. Such spirited singinj 
won the group two well-deserved en 
cores. 

Of the D-8's new fin 
ben, Christopher Butler, 
and Britt Newsome, Matt Yeoman *93 
assessed, “They really coped.”He also 
rejoiced that the “crowd r e spon de was 

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The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8,1990 


Dale Jordan stresses importance of learning to think 


By Niooia Bradley 

Dale Iordan is die new Design pro¬ 
fessor in die Theatre/Dance/Film de¬ 
partment. taking over for Cap Potter 
who just designed his last show Fausts 
and will be retiring at die end of the 
semester. 

Campus: What courses arc you 
teaching here as a professor? 

Jordan: I am doing different scen¬ 
ery courses and lighting courses, as 
well as some in other areas. For ex¬ 
ample, during Winter Term I am doing 
aceurse an design elements andmusic, 
incorporsting the two for theatre, dance, 
opera, musicals, rock operas, whatever 
you want to do. I do everything but 
costume. 

Campus: So, design is something 
that you specialize in? 

Jordan: Yes, I have always done 
design. But honestly, I think anybody 
who is a designer in theater is a frus¬ 
trated something. Either they’re a frus¬ 
trated musician or a dancer or an actor. 
I don't think anyone has ever started 
out to do it I started out designing 
because I couldn’t sing. I started doing 
it in junior high and I’ve done it ever 
since. Iwas drafted into the service and 


p ro g ra m , which is kind of unheard of 
for a school like this. It's really ambi¬ 
tious. 

Campus: Do you feel like that’s too 
ambitious a goal? 

Jordan: No, no. Well, it depends 
on the students, because some students 
shouldn’t be pushed into a particular 
focus just yet. My theory is if the per¬ 
son has an interest in doing it, get him 
at it right away. I think a lot of students 
are in asituation where they need to get 
going on it as soon as they can. It'salot 
of years of frustration, a lot of years of 
continual education. One of the inter¬ 
esting things about theatre is that you're 
never called upon to do the same thing 
twice. So, inevitably you are incompe¬ 
tent for your whole life, unqualified for 
the job all the time. So what you have 
to develop in there is an instinct for 
how to think about things. Il’sjusllike 
when a producer calls up an actor and 
says, “I love your acting, do you know 
how to play the guitar?” The answer, of 
course, is yes and then you have to 
damn well go out and learn how to do 
it. Designers are in the same boat. “Do 
you like doing operas?" “Yes." And 
then you go bone up on the particular 


color they're really going to be when 
they're out there on the stage. You have 
to know all that, but those aren’t going 
to come to you unless you’re inspired. 
And 1 like working with people to try to 
get that inspiration. 

Campus: Do you think the depart¬ 
ment here is good at preparing students 
for professional theatre? 

Jordan: That I don’t know yet, be¬ 
cause I haven ’ t been here long enough. 
I haven't seen enough student theatre 
here, and I haven’t seen anyone leave 
yet. At my interview I met a few 
students who are not hoe now, and 
they were really good. One student got 
into N YU, which is where I went I was 
really impressed that hewas able to get 
that far, because I know how hard it is. 
It's a hard and insulting process. But no 
students from Colorado College would 
be doing that, so I’m impressed. I’m 
very impressed as well with the faculty 
here. They are very supportive, and 
really try topush the students. Theway 
I look at it is when you're the age of the 
students here, you have to be respon¬ 
sible for whatcourses you want to take. 
I push my students really hard, and they 
say so every day. And I go along with 



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at the Denver Center for three years, your way through, 
then I went to New York University Campus: What do you enjoy about 

(NYU) for four years, staying in Mm- teaching? 

hattan for another eight years, doing Jordan: I just enjoy talking about 
designing for off-Broadway and off- what I do, which I didn't know until I 

off-off Broadway shows. tried it Teaching is a renewing thing. 

Campus: What made you decide to because, again, I don’t know if I know 
came to Middlebury College? anything. It turns out every time that I 

Jordan: It was the kind of offer I get in front of a group I seem to pull it 
couldn't refuse. After Manhattan, I from somewhere to answer questions, 
tooka job at Colorado College in Colo- to get the point across, to develop the 

redo Springs. Far me it was good person’s abilities in terms of actual 
because it was a school in a town in the graphicskills. I believe that you should 
middle of nowhere where I could sec if push them in this “how-to-think” area, 
I really liked teaching or not. It turns more than anything else. If they know 
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Summer in 
Strasbourg 


Living Colour enlivens the stage 


Devo maps 

By John Cocchiarella 

lust when you thought the tochno- 
pop age of the eighties was giving way 
to a resurrection of semi-acoustic 
sounds, (witness Sinead O'Conner and 
the Sundays) that incredibly strange 
but nonetheless interesting band named 
Devo re-emerges from the woodwork 
to produce a fresh and humorous ap¬ 
proach to synthesized music. Smooth- 
noodlemaps . the band's latest release, 
is here for your listening and dance 
pleasure. 

The sounds on this album are, to be 
put simply, sharp and electronic. Ev¬ 
ery piece is a dance piece and every 
sound has an echo of the eighties in its 
overtones. This is not necessarily a bad 
thing for those of us who are “elec¬ 
tronic” musicians who get off on the 
sample of a glass jar hitting the floor. 
Unlike many other electronic new wave 
albums, Smoolhnoodlemaus is laced 
with quite a few searing keyboard solos 
which add funk to the computerized 
sequences. 


new track 

Most casual Devo listeners associ¬ 
ate the mid-Western quintet with their 
latc-seventiescoverof“ICan'tOctNo 
Satisfaction,'' and their techno-pap clas¬ 
sic,"Whiplt" A quick look at Smooths 
noodlemans leaves music fans with the 
impression that Devo hasn't changed 
much— they don't want to be taken too 
seriously. The second track on the 
album. “Post Post-Modern Man,” is 
based on the ditty “If I had a Hammer.” 
See what I mean? This is not to say that 
Devo doesn't venture into other 
realms— they cover the slightly per¬ 
verted in “A Change Is Gonna Cum,” 
(interpret as seen fit) to the somewhat 
offensive “Jimmy,“ (which is about the 
band's lack of sympathy for a man in a 
wheelchair.) Despite these light works 
of synthetic mastery, we are reminded 
that “Devo Hu Feelings Too,” and that 
though life may be a giant hurdle in the 
overall scheme of things, we must 
“Snake through the chaos with a smooth 
noodle map.” 


A multi-disciplinary program 
featuring French Language, 
the Council of Europe & 
the European Parliament, 
French History, French Cuisine 
and Engineering Research. 


By Shawn Miller 

It's four o'clock in die afternoon on 
a sunny late November day in Tampa, 
Florida. OutsideTampa Stadium, thou¬ 
sands of fans tailgate and party in an¬ 
ticipation of the Greatest Rock and 
Roll band in the world. Inside the 
stadium, 10,000 or so (kind of) wel¬ 
come the opening act. Living Colour, 
onto the stage. For most of the forty¬ 
something crowd Living Colour was 
an unknown entity, and to say the re¬ 
ception was lukewarm would be an 
exaggeration. The band tried their best, 
but they were lost in the sun, the huge 
stage and the uninterested crowd, and 
as they left the stage they were re¬ 
warded with a collective yawn. 

Such was life for Living Colour last 
fall. Although they got positive recep¬ 
tions at some venues opening for the 
Rolling Slones, usually the best they 
could hope for was indifference. I dis¬ 
tinctly remember my aunt complaining 
about that “terrible heavy metal band” 
that opened for her heroes; Living 
Colourwas incam prchensiblefcr many 
Sixties children. It was almost painful 
to watch them give the effort for such 
little response, and it made one hunger 
to see them in their own element with 
their own fans. 

Well, the timehas come. In support 
of their latest release. Time's Up, the 
band has hit the road. As part of the 
“Mental Biscuit" tour, a warmup exer¬ 
cise that will take them to small college 
towns for the next few weeks. Living 
Colour hit the RPI Field House inTroy, 
New York last Saturday night. And, 
despite perhaps fighting the worst sound 
systeni since the invention of electric¬ 
ity. die band blew all bad memories of 
the Stoncs'stour out of the stratosphere. 

The theme of the evening was 
Power, with a capital P. Guitarist 
Vernon Reid is to the guitar what Jerry 
Lee Lewis was to the piano, playing 
chords and fingering with a vengeance. 
Drummer Willie Calhoun is the Ani¬ 
mal of rock and roll, and his bass drum 
dominated the show. Corey Glover has 
a voice that can shatter diamonds, and 
bassist Muzz Skillings is as steady as 
LA smog. As they flew through their 
various styles.namely funk, punk, rock, 
pop, and slash, the unique talents of the 
individuals kept the concert from being 
a mishmash and allowed it to flow. 

Aswastobcexpected, the band was 
most animated on the new tracks, and 
Reid, who as the band’s founder seems 
to naturally assume the leadership 
position, led die way. On “Love Rears 
It's Ugly Head,” his “wah wah" style 


with “Elvis is Dead" from Time’s Up. 
As if to offset the undo attention given 
to Elvis in the scheme of rock and roll 
history at the expense of other pio¬ 
neers, the band closed the show with 
Chuck Berry’s“Johnny B. Goode,"the 
third cover of the night (the other two 
being PereUbu’s “Final Solution” and 
the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I 
Go”). 

If any glaring fly could be spotted in 
the soup of Friday night, it was the 
venue. Of all the college auditoriums 
in the Northeast Living Colour could 
have picked, none could have been 
worse than the RPI Field House. This 
place, made of concrete and steel, had 
the atmosphere of a morgue, and the 
ceiling was so high and massive that 
the sound simply got stuck up there and 
muddled beyond recognition. The 
concert was ruined for those sitting in 
thestands. The tarp was also ripped off 
the floor by some exuberant slam danc¬ 
ers, exposing some ice and all kinds of 
possibilities for lawsuits. Next time 
Living Colour wants to work itself into 
shape by playing in front of college 
kids, they should play somewhere 
decent Like Pepin Gym. 


perfectly complimented Calhoun's 
monstrous beaL “Information Over¬ 
load” featured some digital sounding 
solos that defy the logical bounds of a 
guitar, and his good-old-fashioned rock 
‘n'-roll solos at the end of “Type (Eve¬ 
rything is Nothing)” turned the Fust 
single from the album into the most 
exciting point of the show. 

The band also liberally dipped into 
their 1987 debut,Vivid, offering 
“Middle Man,” “Desperate People,” 
“Open Letter to a Landlord,” and a 
vicious “Which Way to America.” 
Thankfully, in this world of conscious 
rock stars, they resisted the temptation 
to preach despite the social and politi¬ 
cal nature of some of their songs, al¬ 
though the lighthearted lust speech by 
Glover before “Under Cover of Dark¬ 
ness,” which deals with the problems 
of casual sex in the AIDS era, was a bit 
bizarre. 

The only musical offense of the 
evening came when Calhoun opened 
the encore with a lengthy drum solo. 
Calhoun’s a great drummer, but drum 
solos are absolutely useless. A fero¬ 
cious version of “Cull of Personality,” 
quickly got the crowd back into the 
groove, and the band followed right up 


Middlebury Art Works 

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invites you to join us 
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P«g«12 __ 

Cleary 

(continuedfrom page 1) 

ries, a punctured bladder, a broken right 

femur and fractures to her left forearm, 

Makukusaid. 

Initially, doctors thought that 
Cleary's chances of survival were very 
little, explained college Chaplain John 
Walsh, however, her condition has im¬ 
proved. 

“The doctors are now Saying that 
she's going to make it,” Makuku said. 

But Walsh cautioned againstoverly 
optimistic predictions. 

'1 would not want to give the im¬ 
pression that we could hope that Beth 
could make a total recovery,” he said. 

While neurologists at the Medical 
Centerhaveyet to determine theextent 
of Cleary’s head injuries, they believe 
that if she recovers she may be afflicted 
with aspccch impairment and a writing 
disability, Makuku said. 

"She’s going to be in Burlington for 
several months at least before her con¬ 
dition stabilizes enough so they can 
move her back home to Washington,” 
said Walsh. 

Geary majored in economics and 


spent the spring semester of 1989 liv¬ 
ing in Kenya. She had recently won a 
position as a Peace Corps volunteer in 
Mauritania. She was planning to begin 
work on a Ph.D. in development eco¬ 
nomics after her two-year stint in the 
African nation. 

Budget 

(continued from page l) 

The student union and the arts cot¬ 
ter were later ideas, but budget plans 
were flexible enough to adapt to the 
changing needs of the college, Gine- 
van said. 

“Not one single figure or decision 
can be understood or made in isolation. 
In other words the comprehensive fee 
decision by the trustees must be linked 
with their understanding of how much 
money we will get out of the endow¬ 
ment and how much we will get out of 
gifts,” said Light. 

The meeting was the first of two in 
a continuing discussion of those issues 
in higher education that we think are 
national and that Middlebury College 
will need to respond to in this decade,” 
said Light 


The Middlebury Camp us 

Members of the college community 
wishing to find out more about Cleary's 
condition should contact Cleary's par¬ 
ents at the Ronald McDonald House in 
Burlington. 

Accidents 

(continuedfrom page 1) 
viding follow-up treatment for several 
students whohad been hospitalized for 
recent car accidents involving alcohol. 

“The health center secs about one or 
two people every weekend for acci¬ 
dents involving alcohol,” saidCutting. 

According to Cutting, during the 
time surrounding mid-term exams and 
on certain weekends when there are a 
greater number of parties, that number 
jumps to five or six. In some cases.the 
accidents are cases of extreme drunk¬ 
enness or sickness, but often students 
lose control, punch an arm through a 
window, or knock ahead against a wall 
and need serious medical attention. 

“People don’t understand the seri¬ 
ousness of alcohol poisoning,” said 
Cutting. “It is important to drink re¬ 
sponsibly and to be educated on the 
risk involved.” 


Thursday, November 8,1990 


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Prescription Servlce~As always, we provide fast, friendly 
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Men’s soccer advances to E.C.A.C. tourney semi-finals 


By Kevin Ryan 

TheMiddleburymen'svarsitysoc- 
cer team kept its season alive last week, 
advancing to the semi-finals of the 
E.C.A.C. Division Three Tournament. 
After wanning up with a 1—0 victory 
over St. Lawrence in their last regular 
season match, the Panthers moved on 
to the tournament and met up with 
Southeastern Massachusetts University 
in the first round. Although Middle- 
bury dominated its opponent, the Pan¬ 
thers needed a late overtime goal to 
pull out a 1—0 victory. 

The final game of the season took 
place lastTuesday against the Saintsof 
St. Lawrence. Middlcbury entered the 
game one victory shy of the ten win 
mark, and eager to extend their un¬ 
beaten streak to eight games. The 
Panthers started out fast and strong, to¬ 
tally dominating the Saints for the first 
ten minutes. Midfielder Mike Hart ’92 
gave his team the lead midway through 
the half after a scramble in front of the 
St. Lawrence net. His shot eluded the 
desperate goalie and came to rest in the 
comer of the net. After taking the 1— 
0 lead, the Panthers slowed the game 
down, and the half ended with Middle- 
bury in front. 

The second half saw very little St. 
Lawrence offense. Middlcbury's de¬ 
fense, perhaps the strongest in their 
Division, stifled the Saint attack, al¬ 
lowing almost no penetration into the 
Panther zone. The offense was effec¬ 
tive as well, yet could not manage any 
more goals. The victory brought the 
Panthers to 10—3—1, and set a win¬ 
ning precedent for the team as it en¬ 


tered the tournament. 

The E.C.A.C. Division ThreeTour- 
nament began last Saturday as Middle- 
bury, the number three seed, hos ted the 
SoutheastemMassachusetts University 
Corsairs, seeded sixth. A large crowd 
of Middlebury fans gathered in the 
beautiful Indian Summer weather to 
cheer on their Panthers in their first 
tournament appearance since losing to 
Williams in the semi-finals three years 
ago. Southeastern Massachusetts 
sported 13 wins, butwouldnecd a great 
game to upset the red-hot Panthers, 
who were 7—0—1 since losing in 
overtime to Division One Vermont. 

As the game began, Middlebury 
seemed to be suffering from a few 
play-off jitters. Yet the team did not let 
the pressure min their game, and soon 
after shook away their worries and put 
together a solid first half. The best 
scoring opportunity arose when striker 
Tony Claudino '93, who leads the team 
with 6 regular season goals, sent a 
-booming shot towards the Corsair net. 
With the goalie out of position, an 
S.M.U. defender had tomakc an excel¬ 
lent play by barely heading the ball 
away from the net. The Panthers had 
several other shots on net in the first 
half, but only Claudino’s shot and a 
Mike Hart shot off the post were very 
threatening. 

The goalies stood out during the 
second half, making crucial game¬ 
saving stops. The first came just thirty 
seconds into play. Tom Murray '91 
played a deceiving shot in towards the 
S.M.U. ncL The shot sank quickly, and 
appeared to be heading into the upper 


Derek Harwell *92 scrambles for the ball in front of the S.M.U. net during last Saturday’s 1—0 triumph 

(photo by Nick Sake liar ios) 


comer of the net But the Corsair net- 
minder came up big, deflecting the ball 
before it could reach its destination. 
Middlebury's goalie, Dave Findlay '91, 
also made a few key plays as the game 
wound down. A shot from twenty yards 
out was lipped over the net by Findlay, 
who has not allowed a goal in eight 
halves. Despite outplaying the Cor¬ 
sairs, Middlcbury could not muster a 
single goal during regulation time, and 
the second half ended in a scoreless tic. 


Football drops final home match 


By Tim Berry 

The Middlebury College football 
team lost its first chance in years to 
finish with a winning record following 
a lackluster loss to a poor Colby team. 
The Panthers looked flat throughout 
the game, but still managed to cany a 
lead into the waning moments of the 
fourth quarter when Colby scored the 
go ahead touchdown on Len Baker's 
28 yard run. The loss dropped the 
Panther’s record to 3—4 and leaves 
them hoping to salvage a .500 season 
with a win against hapless Norwich in 
the season finale next week. 

The Panther faithful were left 
wondering what had happened to the 
team that had beaten a strong Hamilton 
squad two weeks prior as Colby gained 
a 7—0 halftime advantage. The Mid¬ 
dlebury offense was completely sty¬ 
mied in the first half and the Colby 
offense did not fare much better as it 
was only able to manage one score on 
quarterback lames Dionczio's one yard 
touchdown run in the second quarter. 

The offense exploded in (he third 
quarter as the Panthers scored fourteen 
quick points to take a tenuous 14—7 
lead. Middlcbury's first score came 
when freshman Doug Clamer fell on a 
Panther fumble in the endzone. After 
putting together its first consistent drive 
of the day, it looked as if Middlebury 
was going to fumble away a golden 
opportunity as three Colby players 
converged on a loose ball. The three 
Mules however attempted to pick up 
the ball instead of falling on it and it 
squirted into the comer of the endzone 
where Clamer recovered for a touch¬ 
down. 

It appeared as if Middlebury was 
ready to take control of the game when 
they quickly capitalized on a Colby 
turnover just np^mttsjfi*r the* 
first score. T 


put the Panthers ahead 14—7. Colby 
scored in the fourth quarter on another 
Baker run, this one from three yards 
out, but the kick attempt failed and 
Middlebury held aslim one point lead. 

A 27 yard field goal by freshman 
kicker Eric Bachman extended the 
Panther lead to four and put the pres¬ 
sure on the Colby offense tugkrc a 
touchdown with time runm^Knit. 
Unfortunately for Middlcbury, the 
Mules were up to the task and Baker’s 
run with 3:26 remaining in the game 
proved to be the decisive score as Colby 
went on to a 20—17 win, its second in 
a row over Middlebury, to run its rec¬ 
ord to 2—5 on the season. 

The afternoon was disappointing 
for the Panthers on both sides of the 


ball. Thcoffcnsc looked good at limes, 
but was never able to consistently move 
the ball on the Mules. The Panthers 
were forced to punt the ball seven 
times toColby's four. The line blocked 
well, especially on the two touchdown 
drives, and was instrumental in the 
Panther's 226 yards on the ground, but 
the blocking broke down on several 
crucial plays when Middlcbury des¬ 
perately needed a first down. Sopho¬ 
more quarterback Jordan Sullivan 
continued to play well in the place of 
the injurcdPat Dyson '92, as did Andy 
Hyland '93 and Greg Fisher '93. 

A fine defensive effort was once 
again marred by short lapses when 
Colby seemed to be able to move the 
(continued on page 15) 


(rhelo by Christina Jteger) 


The E.C.A.C. Tournament format 
stales that, in the event a game ends in 
a tic. two fifteen minute overt imchalvcs 
will be played. If the overtime ends in 
a tic, a shoot-out takes place to decide 
the outcome. Realizing that a shoot-out 
can be won be cither team, regardless 
of talent, the Panthers fumed on the 
heat during overtime. Pressing hard, 
Middlcbury almost scored when Buddy 
Liddell '91 nearly headed the ball into 
the net. But, once again Middlcbury's 
domination of thegamewas not enough, 
and the game progressed to the second 
half of overtime. 

Considering his teams failure to put 
the ball in the net, and realizing that a 
shoot-out was very undesirable. Coach 
David Saward made a key player move 
which would prove to.be decisive. 
Hoping to stimulate the Panther of¬ 
fense, which would eventually outs hoot 


S.M.U. by a 26—8 margin, Coach 
Saward moved Tom Murray '91 from 
his regular position at fullback up to the 
front of the attack at right wing. The 
move paid off with only 2:30 left in 
oveitime.StrikerMikc“Picklc'’Walkcr 
‘93 sent Murray breaking in towards 
the net, and Murray promptly beat the 
S.M.U. goalie to the lower left comer 
of the net. The goal gave the Panthers a 
1—0 lead, and the game ended soon 
after with Middlebury victorious. 

With the victory, Middlebury moves 
on to face Wesleyan tomorrow. 
Wesleyan, the number two seed, ad¬ 
vanced with a first round 3—2 victory 
over Brandeis, and will host the Pan¬ 
thers at 2:00. The other semifinal pits 
the number one seed, Colby, against 
the number four seed, Williams. The 
winnersof the semifinals will thenplay 
for (he championship on Sunday. 


X-C second in ECAC 


By Carla Barker 
Last Saturday was a mcmorablcday 
for the Middlcbury women's cross¬ 
country team. Competing against 34 
other Division Three eastern colleges 
on a twisting, muddy course, the Pan¬ 
thers prevailed to bring home a second 
place trophy. The squad was beaten out 
only by Ithaca College of New York. 

The day was very warm and in the 
seventies, causing the danger of dehy¬ 
dration, and the peril of heat exhaus¬ 
tion. To make matters more compli¬ 
cated, the host college,Tufts, ran out of 
water for the competitors shortly after 
the women's race. Despite the Hawai¬ 
ian temperatures, the women all fin¬ 
ished in good health and in high spirits. 

The start of therace was achallcnge 
in itself. After 100 yards of sprinting, 
the field of 300 racers made a sharp 
right around a tree and thundered down 
a steep slope to enter the woods. Many 
runners were caught on the inside of 
the him, and forced to a walk, amid 
pushes and shoves, while rounding the 
tree. Once into the woods, the pushing 

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narrowed to a mere four feet wide. It 
was a chance for thc cunning Middle¬ 
bury runners louae some of theacstratc- 

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good place in the peek. 

First-year student Kristin Daly 
started quickly, at usual, moving into 
le. Her legs. 


to turn over and m ancuver ahead of the 
mass of slashing and clawing runners. 
Senior Holly Frybcrgcr and sophomore 
Sarah Rabinowitz alio outran the mob 
at the start and stood in good position at 
tenth and eleventh place at the one mile 
split. 

Toward the two mile mark of the 
five kilometer course, the pack thinned 
out enough for some surging and pall¬ 
ing lo Lskc place. Senior Betsy Leighton 
and first-year student Malia Richmond 
were among those caught behind the 
others at the beginning. Over the first 
two miles they repeatedly surged and 
rested, pasting competitors one at a 
time. Unfortunately, the effort to catch 
up to a reasonable place in the pack 
drained Leighton. 

"By the lime I'd caught up, I was 
too dead to do much more,** said 
Leighton. 

Richmond was pleased with her 
performance. "I liked running with so 
many other runners, but the pushing 
was a little excessive." 

During the last mile, Daly and 
Rabinowitz feared up tor the final sprim 
while Frybcrgcr clung lo the lead pack. 
Daly finished sixth overall in excellent 
position for neat week's N.C.A.A. 
qualifier and was cheered on by her 
family, who drove over to view the 
race. Rabinowitz was ninth and 
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Thursday, November 8,1990 


Flying Monkeys finish with 6-2 record: best season ever 



give ground for twenty minutes. As taking fourth, 
both teams began to tire, and as over- Saturday, the Monkeys knocked off 

confidentBowdoinbegantoplaynasty, Division One rival Williams in a Ire- 
Mark Vanston '93 kicked a penalty mendous game. With ten minutes 
goal to put the Monkeys ahead 13—4. remaining, Middlebury was ahead 8— 

These points shattered the morale of 0 on tries scored by Rich Cochran '91 
the confused down-easters, and Bow- and Anthony Dew '91. Exploiting a 

doin played purely defensively for the blatant lack of enthusiasm, Williams 
remainder of the match. On a dashing scored twoquick tries and a conversion 

seventy yard scamper to glory, Dom toput the Cows ahead 10—8 with five 

Coulson '93 scored the final tri of the minutes remaining. Angered by their 
game to give Middlebury a 17—4 vie- own stupidity in allowing Williams to 

•oty- get back into the game, Middlebury 

Three hours later, the Monkeys met exploded with seven points to end the 

SpringfieldCollegeforthesecondtime game. The first three oh a Mark Van¬ 
in seven days in the semi-final round, ston penalty kick, and the final four on 

Springfield plays a style of rugby con- atumbling.mshingtriultimatelyscored 

ducivetotheirmake-up.ahard-hitting, Trjr • , 

defensive approach designed to over- Xj[ 1*1*161* S VC 

power opponents through intimidation 

rather than finesse. Neither side con- By Scott McBurney 

ceded points until thirty minutes had LastSaturday was a fine day for the 

passed in the first half, when Spring- Middleburymen’scrosscountryteam, 
field kicked a penalty to go ahead 3— as they placed eighth out of 22 teams in 

0. The second half of the game saw the the Eastern College Athletic Confer- 

Monkeys continuously on the attack, ence (E.C.A.C.) Championships at 

constantly in the opposition end of the Tufts University. Junior Robbie Ped- 

end, the Monkeys struck again, this field, but unable to,score. After one ersen stood out for the team, placing 

time capitalizing on a Bowdoin pen- hour and twenty minutes of headbash- third in a field of 167 runners, 

ally. Matthew Pauley '92doveoverthe ing play, the game ended in a 3—0 It was a fairly fast course and hot, 

tri line in textbook fashion to put the Springfield victory, sending Spring- sunny weather that greeted the harriers 

Monkeys ahead 10—4 for the start of field to the final round, which they as they set out on their mission: to go 

ultimately won. An impartial observer fast and “bring home the bacon.” The 
The second half was played to a declared Middlebury to be the third startwasfastandphysical.owingtothe 
standstill with neither team willing to place finisher, with U. Maine-Orono 90-degree turn 200 meters from the 


by Matt Pauley. 

The B-side game was won by Wil¬ 
liams, but the Monkey chronicler re¬ 
ceived a concussion, so I don’t know 
what the score was, or even if it was 
close. I do remember James/Meyer '91 
zigzagging through countless Cows to 
score one tri, but beyond that, I simply 
don’t know what happened. 

The 6—2 record posted by Middle¬ 
bury was the best season ever for the 
ruggers, with Middlebury outscoring 
its opponents 148—33. Much fun was 
had by all on the field and off (as the 
game of rugby is far more than a mere 
athletic event), and the spring season is 
eagerly anticipated. 


nearly everybody majors in physical Several N.E.R.F.U. 

officials were 

England Rugby Football Union Overheard SCOffing at 

(N.E.R.F.U.) tournament on October _ t i/tJJf.l_ 

27 at U. Mass, after posting a 4-1 U P StUrt MMebu O> 

record and second place divisional team. They Were 
finish. Eight teams were present, two • 
representatives from each division. inevitably to be 

Middlebury’s first opponent was sec- siletlCed andfinally 
ond seed Bowdoin, who won the tour- , . . 

nament last year and was 5—0 this embOtTOSSed,, However, 

year as Middlebury would 

Five minutes into the game, Bow¬ 
doin scored their first try, and after eventually Carry the 
missing the conversion, the score stood (Jnv 
at four-nil. Several N.E.R.F.U. offi- 

cials, as well as the coach of Bowdoin, 6—4 with ten minutes left in the fir: 
were seen smiling self-confidently and half. 

were overheard scoffing at the upstart Seconds before the first half was t 

Middlebury team. They were inevita¬ 
bly to be silenced and finally embar- 
rassed, however, as Middlebury would 
eventually carry the day. 

Behind by four points, the Middle- 
bury ruggers quickly regrouped for what the second half, 
would be a series of devastatingly 
dexterous displays of decisive decima- 


ished in an uncharacteristically slow 
time. The day was not a complete loss 
for the junior, however, as he took 
home the complete Maytag Washer/ 
Dryer Combo, as well as the Self-Clean¬ 
ing Oven, all at a discount price. 

Up at the front of the race, Pedersen 
was hanging tough with the three-man 
lead pack, composed of himself and 
runners from Colby and R.I.T. His 
time of 26:26 over the eight kilometer 
course was enough to earn him a “nice 
little medal” and kudos from the crowd. 
Anthony Rojo '92 continued on his 
torrid streak of races, as he blazed to a 
34th place finish. He said that the secret 
to hh success was “a good turnover 
from the beginning to the end of the 
race.” This was also the cascforHersh 
and Speiss who both had fine races, 
finishing 41st and 75lh respectively. 
This was a great performance for the 
individual runners and the team, espe¬ 
cially considering that Schilling was 
not at his best 


By Kate Chapman midfield play, combined with the ex- 

and Sara Switzer ccllentpassing and teamwork, allowed 

What has been one of the best sea- the Panther offense to continually as- 
sons ever forthe women’s field hockey sault the S.M.U. defense. The forward 
team came to an endlast weekend. The line didn’t let up, as they dominated 
Panthers were eliminated in the semi- throughout the second half, 
final round of the Eastern College The goal came when forward Sarah 

Athletic Conference (E.C.A.C.) play- Ellwood '92, deflected a ball into the 
offs when they lost to Trinity in over- goal following an offensive comer. This 

time. Although the loss was somewhat early boost gave the Panthers the 

disappointing, this was a landmark momentum they needed to go on to 
season for the team. For the first time in victory. 

Middlebury history, the team received Last Saturday the team travelled to 
a tournament bid. Williams where they faced fourth- 

The Panthers faced number one ranked Trinity. In an evenly matched 
ranked Southeastern Massachusetts contest, which eventually went into 
University in the opening round of play, overtime, the Panthers were defeated 
In what was to be the biggest upset of 3—1. 

the season, the team scored in the open- Trinity's squad used an offense- 

ing seven minutes of play, and went on oriented lineup, which made protecl- 
to hold S.M.U. scoreless until the final ing the goal extremely difficult for the 

whistle blew. Panther defense. Since three forwards 

Middlebury played their best game were stationed deep in Panther terri- 
of the season, demonstrating their well- lory. Trinity’s offensive line was con- 

balanced team skills. The smooth tinually on the assault. This set-up put 


Over October Break the team headed 
to Albany State for an annual Invita¬ 
tional Meet there. Two men’s squads, 
varsity and J.V., made the trip. The 
upper echelon team ran to an impres¬ 
sive eighth place finish, with Pedersen 
again gaining the top ten in eighth 
place. The J.V. boys, led by such 
legends of Middlebury cross country 
as Seniors Matt Warren and Tom 
Chambers, outdid their teammates and 
captured fifth place in the J.V. field of 
20 teams. Wanen showed that he is 
capable of running fast, as he had ar¬ 
guably the best raceof his long college 
career. Chambers, running without his 
customary visual improvementdevices, 
face-planted with 800meters left in the 
race and was bummed about his finish, 
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Thursday, November 8,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


page 15 


Men’s and women’s crew teams wrap up season at UVM 


By Brooke Wynkoop 
The Middlebury crew club finished 
their four-regatta racing season this 
weekend, sending boats to Wesleyan, 
Dartmouth and U. V.M. They also sent 
their varsity and J.V. boats to compete 
in the Head of the Fish in Saratoga 
Springs. N.Y. last weekend. 

At the Head of the Fish, women’s 
varsity and J.V. and men's varsity and 
J.V.lightweight and heavyweight boats 


all had a great day of rowing. Although 
there were a few problems with timing 
at the starts of all four races, each boat 
rowed hard and finished with respect¬ 
able times for such a young team. For 
many of the rowers, the Head of the 
Fish was their first racing experience. 

Women’s J.V. raced first in the 
women’syouthcightcompetition.They 
rowed the two and half mile course in 
19:45, beating Springfield and Skid¬ 


more Colleges. Both men's J.V. light¬ 
weight and heavyweight boats raced in 
the men’s youth eight, with times of 
16:47 and 16:52, respectively. Both 
crews shut out Springfield and Skid¬ 
more, as well. 

Women’s varsity competed in the 
women's open eight and placed eighth 
with a lime of 19:17. Women's and 
men's varsity boats raced behind the 
other crews by 20 seconds because of 


Alpine ski team set for slopes 


By Cathy Lee 

The Division One Middlebury 
men’s and women's alpine teams, 
who have already been preparing vig¬ 
orously for the 1990-1991 winter ski 
season with extensive dry-land work¬ 
outs and fitness programs, are ex¬ 
tremely excited and optimistic about 
another successful year. 

The traditionally powerful 
women's team has all its top skiers 
returning, and veterans Heather Flood 
'91, Erica Noujian '92, Andrea San¬ 
ford '92, Hilary Rose '92, Jen 
Kaufman '92, and Julie Reinhart '92 
are all expected to have strong per¬ 
formances this season. In addition, 
new additions Karin Stoeckl '93, Cari 
Cornish '94, and Kate Webber '94 
will provide fresh talent and added 
depth to the team. Cari Cornish, an 
even and consistent skier from the 
Green Mountain Valley School, 
should be one of Middlcbury’s top 
skiers this winter in both the Giant 
Slalom and Slalom. 

The individual abilities of each 

Football 

(continued from page 13) 
ball at will. For most of the day the 
Panthers shut Colby down completely 
behind the efforts of noscguaid Rick 
Gronda '93. Senior defensive back 
Dave Donahue had his finest game of 
theyear as hedelivered a bone-crunch 
ing hit on a Colby receiver in the third 
quarter that forced a fumble and led to 
a Middlebury touchdown. The Panther 


(continued from page 14) 

but proud of the battle wounds that he 

wore. 

This race also saw Chad Bryant 
nose out number seven man Terry 
Kellogg '94 by five seconds, raising' 
the question of who would travel to the 
final twomeets.Coach Aldrich showed 
his usual Solomonic wisdom by divid¬ 
ing the duties in half, letting Bryant run 
one race and Kellogg the other. With 


skier, combined with tough training, 
will surely make the Middlebury 
women’s team a more than formidable 
opponent against schools such as 
U.V.M. and Dartmouth. Last winter, 
Middlebury and chief rival U.V.M. 
shared leading roles, often alternating 
between first and second place at each 
carnival; however, this year as the Lady 
Panthers enter the winter with such 
depth and a high level of fitness, con¬ 
sistent defeats over the Catamounts are 
quite foreseeable. 

The Middlebury men’s team also 
share greatcxpcctations for this season 
with the return of veterans Jim Dow 
’91, DcvinO’J'leiir91,Ted Steers’91, 
Geoff Curtis ’91, and Pete Webber ’93. 
O’Neill has been given All-American 
honors at the N.C. A. A. Championships 
for the last two years and is gearing up 
for another prosperous season, while 
Dow and Webber hope to make it to the 
N.C.A.A. championships again this 
year. 

The new talent of freshmen Brani- 
gan Sherman and George Putnam will 
_ 

secondary continued to play excellent 
run-support football, but was vulner¬ 
able in the waning moments of the 
game as Colby relied primarily on its 
receiving core to set up the winning 
touchdown run. 

The Panthers need a win against 
intrastate rival Norwich next week to 
go 4—4 and avoid a third straight los¬ 
ing season. Injuries continue to plague 
the Panthers as starting linebacker Hank 
two athletes as closely matched as these 
two, there really was no other fair 
decision. 

There is only one meet remaining 
for the 1990edition of the Middlebury 
Harriers. This weekend they will drive 
to Southeastern Massachusetts Univer¬ 
sity for the Division Three N.C.A.A. 
Qualifiers. The top fifteen runners in 
this race earn a trip to the National 
Championships the following Satur¬ 
day. 

Sources close to the team indicate 


also provide the team with depth. In 
particular, the men’s team is planning 
to focus on greater consistency in the 
Giant Slalom in order to score up with 
the U.V.M. Catamounts this winter. 

Despite the unexpected warm spell, 
the alpine team still hopes tostart skiing 
sometime next week at Sugarbush in 
preparation for the Eastern Series pre- 
camival races. In addition, ski camp at 
Sugar Loaf has been arranged for a 
week before Christmas. Thecnlire team 
is anxious to get on the slopes after a 
full and demanding fall season of dry 
land. 

Much of the enthusiasm shared by 
team members arc due to the support of 
head Coach Ban Bradford and new as¬ 
sistant coach and former Middlebury 
skier John Taylor. Ban and J.T. have 
not only provided strenuous work-outs 
such as sprints up Chipman Hill and 
exhausting “Stadiums,” but both have 
given continuous encouragement and 
have helped develop a high level of 
team morale, which should be crucial 
in the cold winter months. 


McKnclly ’92 and starting defensive 
tackle Scan Fitzsimmons ’91, both 
injured in the Colby game, arc ques¬ 
tionable for the final showdown. Nor¬ 
wich is 1—7 on the year and could 
salvage its season with a victory over 
Middlebury. Although the game may 
seem like an unimportant contest, it is 
key that Middlebury win if the Pan¬ 
thers wish to continue their football 

ascendency. _ 

that Robbie Pedersen has a grealchancc 
to make the cut, and Brian Schilling 
may just have an outstanding race and 
find himself up there as well. Hie team 
has been improving all season long, 
and at this point looks ready to do what 
has not been done in recent memory: 
send a runner to N.C.A.A.’s and place 
in the top five teams in New England. 
With a number eight ranking by the 
Boston Globe, this seems to be within 
a reasonable reach for this fine group 
of runners. 


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timing difficulties stemming from us¬ 
ing one boat for all fives crews. Men’s 
varsity crossed the finish line in 15:41, 
the best time of the day for Middlebury. 
Both varsity boats had trouble with one 
of the seats in the boat and the varsity 
men ended up finishing the last half of 
the race with only seven rowers. 

“This weekend, Middlebury proved 
that you can be everywhere at once,” 
said coach and captain Phil Busse ’91. 
Middlebury had fine days at Wesleyan, 
Dartmouth, and U.V.M. Although all 
three regattas were novice scrimmages, 
the crews faced stiff competition all 
around. The biggest regatta of the 
weekend was at Wesleyan where 
Middlebury entered the women’s J.V. 
and men’s J.V. heavyweight boats. 
Middlebury’s women rowed extremely 
well against Connecticut College.Coast 
Guard, Trinity and Wesleyan, finish¬ 
ing a hard race in 16:44, only 6 seconds 
behind the boat in front of them and one 
minute behind the winning boat. The 
women were also pleased that they cut 
three minutes off of their time from the 
Head of the Fish regalia. The length of 
the course was only a few meters shorter 
and the lime improvement was encour¬ 
aging. The men also did well despite a 
m idracc handicap. The crew came in at 
14:33 with the hardship of a lost skeg, 
which is a device used to keep the boat 
going straight. Meanwhile at Dart¬ 
mouth, our men’s lightweight boat 
faced extremely hard competition. “To 
pul it in perspective," says men’s co¬ 
captain Taylor Fravcl ’93 “it’s like 
putting the Middlebury football team 


Women’s X-Country 

(continued from page 13) 
mented, “Oh, just the usual."Thc usual 
surely did the job, landing her among 
the top fifteen medal receivers at the 
meet. Rabinowilz, a Nordic skier, has 
improved steadily throughout the sea¬ 
son, and this raccwas her bestshowing 
thus far. Captain Fryberger was a bit 
more subdued about the result. “It was 
a liuledisappoinling,” she said, having 
fought hard at the final mile. Her top 
fifteen performance as well as her many 
consistent races this entire season will 
stand well for going ink) the qualifier. 

“This race is just what we needed to 
gain confidence and momentum. Next 
week is when it counts,” said a pleased 
Coach Aldrich. The N.C. A. A. qua) ificr 
next week will be the final race of the 
season to be held at Southeastern 
Massachusetts University. 


up against Notre Dame.” Middlebury 
raced against Dartmouth, Yale and 
Rutgers, all schools known for their 
excellent rowing programs and tough 
rowers. The men finished the three and 
a half mile course in twenty minutes, 
ten seconds off the next boat. 

Our men’s and women’snoviccboat 
journeyed to U.V.M. on Saturday to 
race U.V.M.’s novices on the Mis- 
sissquoi River. U.V.M. proved to 
Middlebury what professional coach¬ 
ing and good equipment can do for a 
young crew team, as they won both 
races. However, the Middlebury nov¬ 
ices learned where their strengths and 
weaknesses rest. Middlebury’s nov¬ 
ices are not lacking in form and tech¬ 
nique, but they need to increase their 
power to be competitive. Both aspects 
are vital to rowing, and the novices 
should be commended for their great 
work. They had little water time this 
season and that factor also made a dif¬ 
ference in the outcome of the U.V.M. 
regatta last weekend. 

“The team worked really hard this 
season and they had a great season 
despite the disadvantages they faced, 
such as lack of working equipment and 
coaching,” said women’s captain Ser¬ 
ena Maurer ’93. 

The team's spirit never once came 
down during the season and everyone 
remained enthusiastic. 

On a hopeful note, coxswain Amy 
Jamrog ’93 said, “Despite all this 
season's chaos, I was very impressed 
with our rowing performance, espe¬ 
cially this past weekend. ” 


“We’ve had such great weather,” 
one tunner commented, “next week is 
bound to be nasty.” 

Middlebury's sixth and seventh 
runners wcrcTracyMiddlcton ’94 and 
Heather Pedersen '92, whose parents 
had also come to watch. All told, the 
team carried home three medals and a 
trophy for the second place team per¬ 
formance. At the women posed with 
their trophy, a mounted polieem an came 
up behind the group to join in the pic¬ 
ture. Everyone was pleased to have 
come away uninjured as several com¬ 
petitors had to be carried from the course 
with sprained or twisted anklet. The 
worst for the wear was Leighton, who 
had tangled with a briar bush and ob¬ 
tained some minor scratches. 

The top five final scores were: Ith¬ 
aca 38, Middlebury 109, Colby 170, 
Williams 172, and Bowdoin 172. 


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PERSONALS 


Initials that belong on a CD cover. Sounds intriguing. 


Your grader 


HELP! SAVE MY SHOCK ABSORBERS! PAVE UPPER A LOT. 


To: 

JANET in Italy 
JON in England 
V in France 
and MATT in Spain, 

I miss you guys! Midd isn’t the same without you! 

Love, 


THERES NO POINT IN SAVING 
TOUR LUNCH BAGS IF VOU 
CANT KEEP THETA CLEANER 
THAN THIS 


EDMUND. OH EDMUND, 

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Miss you, 

Regan 

as— 

Man, myth, legend, honus. You’re my hero. 

— Your groupies 


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Merry X-mas, lets us tham in good health all over the U.S. 

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Marshall— 

Where does the strength come from, to tee the race to its end? 
From within. Hope your edition of Middlemarch is belter than mine. 

Smile E. 


Ian Rush 






Thursday, November 8,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


To All Midd Rowers and Coxswains: 

Congratulations on a great first season together. 
Thanks to Phil, Serena, Taylor and Randy for all then- 
organizing. Hope to see you all again in spring! 

Love, 

Aim&Clancey 

To Eight Seat in Italy, 

Jamie, we miss you back here at Midd! Hope 
you’re having a terrific time. Remember we’re all 
thinking about you. 

Love, 

/ Your Cox 

Scott Janes— 

Congratulations! Making the D-8 is awesome. 

t- An admirer 

Hey Linda 

Rotunda! Break a leg, baby, I know you'll be 
great! Love, hugs, and chocolate from your roommie. 

Dex (Grover)— 

Bloomfield/Grandad's is a cool place. Dude — 
very much fun. Who would you do?? Feeding the 
ducks and shopping for cookies — anytime, hon. We 
are going to make it Berea, here we come.. .Love ya! 

—L. (Teach) 




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There is only one cocktail. 


Found: one silver bracelet. Please call ext 4610 or 
drop by. Maybe we could have some sex, lies, and/or 
videotape. 


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Canadian B-tcam hockey player. Contact Nick 
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snapping away in “la lay Ice lo" land, and having a 
blast. So, are we going to take another tropical 
paradise by storm this spring? Sing “Up the B—t” for 
me. I love you all. 

— Sarah 

Weener-breath-nose-h cad-face: • 

I miss you. I can’t wait to share this all with you 
— I count the days. Wub oo roni. I’m thinking of 
you. 

— Love, George 

MPG — 

It still ain’t de same wit ouch ya. Wc desperetely 
need u back. We ain’t got no good editers. Hope 
Pares is fun, wishing u a grate Thanksgiving. Wee 
mis u! 

— Da Management 

I feel, I look, I act. 

I brood, I laugh, I cry. ’ 

But then, 

1 cannot help 

But look back at myself 
And wonder. 

Why? 

So, Clementine, 

Which am I— 

A poet or a judge? 

—A. Ginsberg 

OVERHEARD 

2 biology students: 

“I don’t think my fruitflies are mating — they 
don’t make any noise.” 

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HI, LACEY, ITS JOmt. 
. HAVEYOU GIVEN 
HELLO? ANY MORE THOUGHT 
\ TO BEING A WRTTE- 

\ IN CANDIDATE? 


^ WELL, YES, I x 

HAVE, PEAR. I GUP- AW 

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TEG, BUT 
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FAIR. 

ENOUGH! 


BOTH UNANNOUNCED 
AND UNOPPOSED, MRS. 
DAVENPORT RECEIVED 
IBS,000 VOTES, AN 
EXTRAORDINARY FEAT 
THAT HAS STUNNED 
s-z-THE UXALPOUTKAL 
f?\EGTABUSHMENT! 


LACEY DAVENPORT, 

THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS¬ 
WOMAN WHO RESIGNED LAST 
SUMMER OYER THE SSL 
CRISIS, HAS BEEN SWEPT 
BACK INTO OFFICE IN 
A WRITE IN CAMPAIGN... 


MY REACTION* IN TIGHT! 
TO WHAT, MIGHT! 

PEAR? SHE'S SOU. 

unite,, l A VIRGIN! 


I AND IN 
CALIFORNIA, A 
REMARKABLE 
ELECTION RAY 
DEVELOPMENT... 


WON* YOU 

HAVE OVER 
138,000 

WRTTE-IN VOTES! 
AND STILL 
COUNTING! 


YOU CANT BE 
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PEOPLE WROTE ITS 

MY NAME IN? UNPRE- 

L, i i , CEDENTED! 


IS IT TRUE, 
PEAR? I 
ACTUALLY 
WON? 


HOW WAG, 
THEIR PEN¬ 
MANSHIP? 


WHO CAFES! 
FOR. PETE'S 
SAKE, LACEY, 
BREAKOUT 
THE SHERRY! 


GRACIOUS. 


I MUST HAVETHE MOST 
LOYAL FRIENDS ON EARTH! 
DO YOU KNOW WHAT ALL 
OFYOU ARE? DOYCU? 


I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY 
TIMES IN OUR HISTORY A 
WRITE-IN CANDIDATE HAS 
BEEN SENT TO CONGRESS, 
BUTTM OUST THRILLED 
BEYOND WORDS t 
TO BE ONE 
OF THEM! 


HEAVENS! 
WHAT A 
RUCKUS! 


GRACIOUS. 
DIP YOU 
TELL THEM, 
DEAR? 


...AND HOW 
MANY THINK 
WE SHOULD 
INVADE KUWAIT* 


SINCE SHENEVERCAMFWONEP, 
MRS. DAVENPORT IS NOW INTHE 
UNUSUAL POSITION OF HALVING TO 
FTNP OUT WHATS ON VOTERS' 
MINDS AFTER THE ELECTION! 


IN THE STREETS OF SAN 
FRANCISCO TONIGHT, THERE 
IS MUCH JOY OVER THE 
RE-ELECTION OF LACE/ 
DAVENPORT... 


A SHOW 
OF HANDS, 
PLEASE! 




WELL. FIRST, ILL BE 
CATCHING MY BREATH 
AT AN ARIZONA SPA 
WITH SOME OLD COLLEGE 
. CHUMS. THEN rFS BACK 
f TO WASHINGTON... — , 


YOU'VE ALL ONE LAST 

BEEN VERY QUESTION, 

SWEET. BUT MRS.P! 

I MUST WHAT NOW? 

RUN NOW,. \ 


EXCUSE ME, 
SIR. BO 
DEREK ON 
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The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8,1990 


The 

Middlebury 

Campus 

— Established 1905 

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decided that all-male social organizations had no place at Middle¬ 
bury College. In a statement issued to the college community, they 
declared that organizations which discriminate on the basis of gender 
were “antithetical” to the mission of the college. 

One would think that they would agree that discrimination by any 
campus organization on the basis of sexual orientation is equally 
repugnant...right? 

Think again. 

In 1985, the board rejected a proposal to add the words “sexual 
orientation” to the non-discrimination statement which appears in 
the College Catalogue. This after the faculty and the Student Forum 
(the precursor to the SGA) had endorsed the idea. 

The trustees argued that the non-discrimination statement is a re¬ 
flection of federal law. Its only purpose is to affirm that the college 
complies with the law. No more. No less. Since federal law says 
nothing about discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, Mid¬ 
dlebury College wouldn’t either. 

Besides, Smith College was making headlines because it had alleg¬ 
edly become a haven for lesbians. Trustees and administrators at 
other elite New England colleges worried that gay students might in¬ 
undate their campuses, bring down the wrath of the press and check 
the flow of endowment contributions if they took a public stand on 
gay rights. 

But that was five years ago. Since then the Russians have pulled 
out of Afghanistan. A dissident poet has become president of 
Czechoslovakia. Solidarity became the ruling party in Poland. East 
and West Germany became one nation, and people gave each other 
chunks of the Berlin wall for Christmas. 

And on Sunday November 4,1990, five Middlebury graduates 
came back to talk about what it was like being gay on this campus. 

No one would have predicted any of this five years ago. 

As a student here, you can’t hope to excel in your classes if you’re 
just doing the minimum. In settling for the minimum, Middlebury 
has fallen behind the times on this issue. Both Amherst and Williams 
have made sexual orientation a provision in their non-discrimination 
statements. And of course, these are schools we love to compare 
ourselves to. 

And any employer who wants to interview on the Middlebury 
campus must sign a non-discrimination statement which includes 
sexual orientation. How can the college require something of others 
which it refuses to do itself? 

The time has come for the trustees to confront their prejudices and 
get over their fears. The college has made significant strides in diver¬ 
sifying the student body during the last five years. Gay students have 
suffered more abuse than any other group on campus. With violence 
against homosexuals on the increase all over the country, the trustees 
must act quickly to amend the non-discrimination statement to show 
their support for the rights of gay and lesbian students at Middlebury. 





Thursday, November 8,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


page 19 


Students cite double standard 
in U.S. policy toward Israel 


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By Syed All Raza Mehdi 
and Kashlf Zafar 
In his introduction to “A Question 
of Palestine”, Edward Said writes about 
the problem underlying Palestinian na¬ 
tionalism: “Wewcreon the land called 
Palestine; were our dispossession and 
our effaccment, by which almost a 
million of us were made to leave Pales¬ 
tine and our society made nonexistent, 
justified even to save the remnant of 
European Jews that had survived Na¬ 
zism? By what moral or political stan¬ 
dard arc we expected to lay aside our 
claims to national existence, our land, 
our human rights?... For even though 
all the issues surrounding the Palestini¬ 
ans arc complex and involve Great 

Power politics.. .the animating power plinc towards the unfortunate natives 
of the Palestinian movement is its whose existence, paradoxically, was 
awareness of these simple, but denied." 

enormously consequential, questions.” The West was able to sec a rcflec- 
Palcstinc was conceived of as an tion of itself in the Zionist cause and so 

empty barren land awaiting salvation, accepted it. Islam, in popular western 

When some acknowledgement was conception, was already adark.regres- 

madc of its inhabitants, it was assumed sivc, fanatical religion; so “it made 

that they would be spirited across the morcclcganlthcpiclurcofahandfulof 

ate is overwhelmingly indifferent to border “by procuring employment for European Jews hewing acivilizalion of 

—-—--- | them) in the transit countries, while sweetness and light out of the black 

' raaitlOnalAmeriCan denying [thcml any employment in Islamic sea (at a reasonable distance 

democracv _ |their) own country (Theodor Hcr/I).” from Europe)." The Jews were taking 

* | It was this attitude that led Israel up Kipling’s While Man’s Burden and 

governance by the Zwangill to formulate the slogan: “a that was all that mattered. 

npnnlp _ is nn thp land without people, for a people with- The terrorizing of the local popu- 

peupie IS on me olU land.” lace by the Zionists, the bloody mas- 

decline as well. This attitude gained great currency sacrc of250 women and children in the 

in the West because, as Said notes, Eu- ArabvillagcofDeirYasscinduringlhe 
politics on the federal level, and whose ropcan Imperialism and Zionism, for 1948 war by Menachcm Begin (who 


all their differences, “belong fun da- was later awarded the Nobel Peace 
mentally to the ethos of European Prize),thesystematicexpulsionofPal- 
mission civilisatrice - nineteenth cen- estinians from their lands, and the 
tury, colonialist, racist even - built on denial of all rights to them, were all ig- 

nolions about the inequality of men, nored in the West, 
races, and civilizations: an inequality TheplightofthePalestinianpeople 
allowing the most extreme forms of has been obscured by thepoliticsofthe 

self-aggrandizing projections, and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and by the 
most extreme forms of punitive disci- struggle (until recently) between the 


Double standards do not suit a country like the 
United States, which has relentlessly asserted 
itself as the the world leader in democracy and 




Democracy has not 
won the Cold War 


Superpowers. Issues of Israeli security 
always dominate any discussion of a 
Palestinian state (this is rather ironic 
since Israel is the only nuclear power in 
the Arab East). 

It is therefore no surprise that Sad¬ 
dam Hussein’s anti-imperialist rheto¬ 
ric moves the Palestinians so greatly. 
Palestinians do not sec Saddam as their 
great friend, but given the fact that anti- 
Arab, anti-Islamic motives continue to 
inform and direct American foreign 
policy, anti-Americanism has wide 
appeal. 

The lime has come for the United 
Stales to take a fair position in the 
Arab-Israeli conflict. In our opinion, a 
common American misconception is 
that lews and Palestinians can live 
peaceful ly in the State of Israel. fudg¬ 
ing from the recent massacre of Pales¬ 
tinians at the hands of Israeli forces, 
and the resulting killings of Israelis, it 
is obvious that this will never be so. In 
our opinion, two nations entrenched in 
such hatred cannot coexist peacefully. 
Thus, the solution lies in the formation 
of an independent Palestine. 

The United States has repeatedly 
taken the stance that this issue must be 
resolved through dialogue. Itisaknown 
fact that I srael unjustif ably holds Arab 
lands. In our opinion, the American re¬ 
sponse to this reality is far milder than 
the almost offensive altitude currently 
being taken toward Iraq. After all, 
Israel has done pretty much the same 
thing (taken over Arab lands). Such 
double sundards do not suit a country 
like the United Stales, which has re¬ 
lentlessly asserted itself as the the world 
leader in democracy and equality. 

Student opposes U.S. military build-up in Persian Gulf 

States has not sent troops to the Saudi None of this provides the slightest 
desert to preserve democratic prin- justification for die present war-drive 
ciples.. .This is sbout money, about *nd the huge Iom of life which might 
producing governments loyal to Amer- result. Inlight of all this, weeali (bribe 
ica and about who will set the price of immediate withdrawal of all US and 
oil.” other foreign maps bom the Gulf 

Second, the intervention is an at- region and Middle East, and urge all 
tempt toreassert US global influence in those concerned by the threat of war to 
the post-cold war world, using military join us in opposi t io n to the current 
powertocounter the glowing economic military build-up- in the 1960s and 
strength of Japan and the newly reu- 1970s the snd-ww movement in this 
niled Germany. country played an i m po rt a nt mie in 

Finally, the crisis is being used in an bringing to an end US involvement in 
effort to divert attention away bom South East Asia, in the present clinuae 
pressing domestic problems: the of confrontation and military escale- 
occnpation of Gaza, die West Bank, budget, the SAL crisis, the threat of a tion we urgently need to build a new 
and Southern Lebanon. new recession, poverty and homeless- anti-war movement to prevent another 

The real reasons far dm military ness, resurgent racism, the threat to the Vietnam War. GET US. TROOPS 
build-up arc very different. First, con- envir^^T waste of natural re- OUT OF THE OULFt NO MORE 
tinned US control over the world's courses, and many others. VETNAM5I 


By Marc Szepan “...government of the people, by the 

In the course of its recent history, people, for the people....” 
EastcmEuropehascxpcrienccdmajor A people, whose voter turn-out 

changcsinrcspecttobothitscconomic hardly reaches fifty percent during 
and political setting. The success of presidential elections, whose clcclor- 
Poland’s “Solidamosc” movement 
marks the beginning of a new era in 
European history. Perhaps its most 
striking concomitant is the downfall of 
the so-called communist regimes. The 


In the present climate of confrontation and 
military escalation we urgently need to build a 
new anti-war movement to prevent another 
Vietnam War. 








Think of the six w 
closest to you 


ow guess 

which one will be raped 

this year. 


One out of six college women will be sexually assaulted this year. 
But you can change the odds of it happening. Simply by trying to 
avoid situations that leave you or your friends vulnerable. 

For starters, follow security measures. Walk with a friend after 
dark. And be aware that date rape is a major problem on college 
campuses. With many of these rapes involving drinking. 

Then share these facts with six of your friends. And maybe none 
of them will become another statistic. 


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The locations and schedules of these tutorial sessions are as follows: 


BIOLOGY*. 


Tuesday 8.00-9:30 P.M. 


CHEMISTRY**.Sunday2:00-4:00 P.M. 

ECONOMICS.Sunday330-5:00 P. M. 

FRENCH.Monday 800-1OOO P.M. 

PSYCHOLOGY... .Wednesday 7:00-8:30 P.M. 

RUSSIAN.Monday 7:00-8:30 P.M. 

Thursday 8:30-10:00 P.M. 

SOCIOLOGY.Wednesday8:00-10:00 P.M. 

SPANISH.Tuesday 700-8:30 P.M. 

Thursday 700-830 P.M. 


WRITING...Sunday-Thursday 7:00-1000 P.M. 

‘Biology meets hi the Science Center 3rd floor lounge. 

“Chemistry meets In the Science Ubrary on the 8th floor of the Science Center. 

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